Two House Democrats introduced legislation last month to ban for-profit corporations from sponsoring political action committees (PACs). Reps. Max Rose (D-NY) and Josh Harder (D-CA) said the legislation is needed to end the influence of corporate special interests. The bill does not address association PACs but would mandate that existing corporate PACs be dissolved one… Read more »

Travel leaders are asking House and Senate leaders to include Brand USA renewal in any year-end government funding package. Brand USA is the public-private entity created in 2010 to market the U.S. as a destination to international visitors. The Visit U.S. Coalition, which includes ASAE, has been urging Congress to reauthorize Brand USA before its… Read more »

ASAE joined a diverse group of employers and other stakeholders in a letter this week urging Senate leaders to fully repeal the “Cadillac tax” on high-cost employer-provided health insurance that was supposed to help pay for the Affordable Care Act. Delayed repeatedly by Congress, the tax would impose a 40 percent excise tax beginning in… Read more »

ASAE and its UBIT Coalition continue to press Congress to repeal the 21-percent tax on nonprofit parking and transportation benefits in any year-end tax package or government funding bill. Repealing the tax, enacted as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, has bipartisan support but lawmakers are running out of time to get… Read more »

The Supreme Court heard arguments last week on whether the Trump administration should be allowed to shut down the Obama-era program that protects roughly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children from deportation. The Trump administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in September 2017 with the rationale that… Read more »