President Biden this week forcefully condemned a wave of voting restrictions proposed in Republican-led states and called on Congress to pass federal legislation addressing the issue. Speaking at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Biden said the spate of state-based election reform proposals is “the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War.”… Read more »

Senate Democrats reached a breakthrough this week on a $3.5 trillion package that includes massive new spending on a range of health, education and federal safety net programs endorsed by President Biden and progressive lawmakers. Republicans have opposed many of the proposals in the plan, but Democrats intend to move this legislation via the budget… Read more »

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he will tee up a vote next week on the bipartisan infrastructure deal endorsed by President Biden. Biden did some personal salesmanship yesterday on Capitol Hill, seeking to rally Senate Democrats around the $1.2 trillion package that includes about $600 billion for roads, bridges and broadband improvements. Infrastructure… Read more »

As the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, it’s tempting for associations to resume depending solely on staff-driven methods in pursuing their legislative priorities. Hosted by ASAE’s Government Relations and Advocacy Professionals Advisory Council, this online conversation unwraps how grasstops have proven beneficial in different association settings and unveils ideas for identifying and cultivating your own network of… Read more »