Among the flurry of executive orders signed by President Biden last evening on his first day in the White House was a directive ending the U.S. ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries which was put in place by President Trump in January 2017. The so-called Muslim ban, which did eventually include some non-Muslim countries… Read more »

The Senate Finance Committee has scheduled a meeting Friday to consider President Joe Biden’s pick for Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, and her confirmation appears likely. The Biden White House is pushing for speedy confirmation of key cabinet members and Yellen is viewed as essential to the immediate goal of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Following Senate… Read more »

President Biden signed an executive order yesterday establishing strict ethics rules for senior administration officials that in many ways go beyond the guidelines for appointees in both the Obama and Trump administrations. The rules, which will apply to roughly 1,200 Senate-confirmed positions in the federal government, are designed to “restore and maintain public trust in… Read more »

Congressional Democrats are still discussing the details of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package and their options for bringing legislation to the floor quickly. While Biden has said he wants to give Republicans a chance to get on board with his first legislative effort as president, several Senate Republicans have recently questioned the need for… Read more »

ASAE’s 2021 Power of A Awards season has officially begun, and the application form is now available. The Power of A Awards are the premier program honoring associations that exemplify how the association industry and professionals are essential to a stronger America and world. The Awards recognize and celebrate the extraordinary contributions associations make to… Read more »