The American Geophysical Union (AGU) earned a 2019 ASAE Power of A Summit Award for its Thriving Earth Exchange initiative to help scientists and community leaders work together to solve local challenges related to natural resources, climate change, and natural hazards. ASAE honored the program whose mission is to strengthen and enhance collaboration so that… Read more »

It’s almost time for the ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo taking place Aug. 10-13, 2019 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH. ASAE’s Public Policy team encourages attendees to stop by the Public Policy kiosk outside of Union Station Ballroom B to learn more about the issues we’re tracking and how to become… Read more »

A group of former IRS officials warned Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin against a major restructuring of the agency in a Bloomberg BNA piece this week. President Trump signed the Taxpayer First Act into law on July 1, which includes a number of far-reaching reforms of the IRS aimed at improving customer service, modernizing the agency’s… Read more »

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The Senate has started the process for bringing directly to the floor the House bill to repeal Obamacare’s “Cadillac tax” but the vote won’t happen until after the August recess, according to POLITICO sources. The House last week easily passed legislation to repeal the tax on high-cost employer-provided health insurance that was supposed to help… Read more »

President Trump signaled earlier in the week that he will support a two-year bipartisan budget deal that raises spending limits by $320 billion and suspends the debt ceiling until after the 2020 elections. The deal was reached as the House prepares to leave Washington for the August recess, giving Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) only this… Read more »