The Obama administration last week reversed a long-standing ban on registered lobbyists serving on government advisory boards. The ban had been in place since 2009, and was part of President Obama’s attempt to limit the influence of lobbyists on his administration. The revised rule put out by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) last… Read more »
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ASAE this week asked for a meeting with the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) to clarify the intent of proposed rules that would restrict government employees from attending educational seminars and other substantive events held by trade associations. OGE was directed by the White House to write regulations extending the lobbyist gift ban for political… Read more »
An article in the Wall Street Journal today says that members of the president’s deficit commission could consider eliminating some popular tax credits in their final commission report. The panel, known as the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, must present recommendations to Congress by December 1 that would balance the budget, excluding interest… Read more »
On the same day the White House Council of Economic Advisors warned that any economic turn-around must include addressing health care costs, the health insurance companies’ trade association released a detailed plan of how to reduce the cost of providing health care from their industry.