House leaders have laid out plans to pass several “minibus” packages to fund government agencies before government funding expires on Sept. 30. Various policy disputes and the White House are complicating the process, however. Spending negotiations have slowed since Congress’s return from August recess due to debate over dozens of policy riders and President Trump’s… Read more »

House GOP leaders are still planning a vote on a second round of tax cuts this month, despite the potential conflict for House Republicans running close races in high-tax blue states this fall. The “Tax 2.0” package would make permanent all the individual tax changes in last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, including a… Read more »

ASAE is urging its members to weigh in on legislation in Ohio that would impact professional certification programs run by associations. Ohio Senate Bill 255 calls for the government to set up its own voluntary certification programs in certain cases to compete with those administered by associations. The bill passed the Ohio Senate in June… Read more »

U.S. Travel Association officials and CEOs from 13 USTA member companies met with President Trump and senior administration officials at the White House Sept. 4 to discuss the economic impact of travel and tourism and the importance of inbound travel to trade deficit reduction. The conversation focused on ways the administration and the travel industry… Read more »

American Occupational Therapy Association, American Physical Therapy Association, and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association have earned a 2018 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for their collaborative Stop the Cap campaign, a strategic initiative to repeal the per-patient financial cap that was placed on outpatient Medicare therapy services in order to ensure some of the most… Read more »