While House and Senate Democratic leaders try to cobble together enough votes to pass their health care legislation, both chambers had votes on components of reform that could signal what smaller issues could impact the passage of a larger bill. The Senate vote was a 53-47 vote against a motion to proceed on a Medicare… Read more »

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been moving forward in recent weeks crafting new regulations on net neutrality, scheduling a vote on a proposal this Thursday.  However, CongressDaily (subscription) is reporting this morning that the proposal would exempt online companies Google and Skype from the regulations and instead focus on broadband providers, like Comcast and… Read more »

The Senate Finance Committee yesterday released the legislative language for its health care reform proposal.  The massive 1,502 page bill contains few surprises, reflecting the Finance Committee mark-up earlier this month and technical corrections made to the language. Of note to the nonprofit community is the legislative language on the small employer subsidy the bill… Read more »

Yesterday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched the Campaign for Free Enterprise, a multifaceted effort to drive job creation in the private sector.  Showing the power of an association to be an economic driver, the campaign has a goal of creating 20 million jobs over the next decade, replacing the 7 million lost during the… Read more »

John Graham Signature

ASAE President & CEO John H. Graham IV, CAE will send a letter to Congress this week reiterating the role of associations in providing affordable health care. Dear Senator: The American Society of Association Executives (“ASAE”) is a section 501(c)(6) individual membership organization of more than 22,000 association executives and industry partners representing nearly 12,000… Read more »