Last night at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, the association community celebrated the 2019 Power of A Summit Award winners. During this 20th annual dinner, we learned about the six programs that earned top Summit honors and recognized all of the industry professionals who make exemplary commitments to creating a stronger America and… Read more »

The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill earlier today to keep the government running through Nov. 21. The 82-15 vote came a week after the House passed the same measure so the Senate’s action will send the bill to President Trump for his signature. Once signed by President Trump, the short-term CR will give Congress… Read more »

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said this week he remains optimistic about addressing all expired or expiring tax extenders this year. “I would expect that as of right now, if there’s an extenders package, that there won’t be anything left out,” Grassley told Bloomberg BNA. He added that Democrats would need to agree… Read more »

House Democrats’ decision to pursue an impeachment inquiry of President Trump could slow down the progress of a slew of other issues Congress wants to address, such as infrastructure, gun control,  a trade deal with Canada and Mexico, and the appropriations process for fiscal year 2020. Just hours after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced the… Read more »

The Department of Labor on Sept. 24 issued a final rule that will make overtime pay available to 1.3 million additional workers. The new rule, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2020, will raise the annual salary level at which companies will have to pay overtime to exempt workers from $23,660 to $35,568. Workers earning… Read more »