ASAE Request Meeting On OGE’S Proposed Gift Rules

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 »

Financial Reform Commission Hints Tax Breaks in Play

WASHINGTON - APRIL 27: U.S. President Barack Obama (C) speaks as co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Erskine Bowles (L) and Alan Simpson (R) listen in the Rose Garden of the White House April 27, 2010 in Washington, DC. Obama thanked members of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform for their service and spoke on the

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 »