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March 2021 News

Spanberger, Upton Introduce Bill to Expand 529 Savings Plans

A bipartisan group of lawmakers reintroduced legislation yesterday that would allow individuals across the country to use their 529 education savings plans to cover the costs of certain workforce training and credentialing programs. The Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act was introduced by Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Fred Upton Read more

March 25, 2021|

ASAE Kicks Off American Associations Day 2021

More than 350 association professionals are meeting virtually today and tomorrow for ASAE’s annual legislative fly-in, called American Associations Day 2021. This is the second consecutive year ASAE has held the fly-in virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic but participants are using the event to showcase for policymakers why associations Read more

March 25, 2021|

ASAE Announces 2021 Sentinel Award Winners

ASAE’s 2021 Sentinel Awards will be presented to Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH), Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA). The awards will honor the Congressional leaders who championed the cause of including nonprofit associations and other 501(c)(6) organizations in the Paycheck Protection Program Read more

March 18, 2021|

Appeals Court Provides Win for Credentialing Community

A recent federal court ruling affirmed that associations and other private certification bodies have the right to establish their own credentialing standards. ASAE and the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (I.C.E.), founding members of the Professional Certification Coalition (PCC), filed an amicus brief in the case, Kenney v. American Board of Read more

March 11, 2021|

SBA Guidance Answers 501(c)(6) Lobbying Questions

The Small Business Administration (SBA) issued guidance last Friday clarifying that Section 501(c)(6) organizations can calculate their “lobbying activities” under the same parameters as the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) when determining their eligibility for a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Since Congress passed legislation last December to expand Read more

March 11, 2021|

Congress Passes $1.9T COVID Stimulus Package

Congress yesterday approved a sweeping $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package for the still-struggling U.S. economy, delivering President Biden his first significant legislative victory since taking office. The bill, titled the American Rescue Plan, includes another round of stimulus checks up to $1,400 for most Americans; extended, additional unemployment benefits for Read more

March 11, 2021|