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April 2023 News

ECA’s 2023 Legislative Action Day is June 1

Registration is open for the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance’s (ECA) 2023 Legislative Action Day, which will be held in Washington, DC on June 1. ECA’s Legislative Action Day will bring advocates and leaders from across the face-to-face business events industry to Capitol Hill to meet with their members of Congress Read more

April 27, 2023|

U.S. Travel Points to Strains in U.S. Air Travel System

The U.S. Travel Association this week urged Congress to prioritize this year’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill to reduce stress on the U.S. air travel system, which is struggling to keep pace with consumer demand as the summer travel season approaches. U.S. Travel shared new survey results this week Read more

April 27, 2023|

‘Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce’ Act Gains Co-Sponsors

Support continues to build in Congress for legislation that would expand 529 savings plans to cover postsecondary credentials, after ASAE made the bill the centerpiece of its annual legislative fly-in last month. During American Associations Day March 27-28, nearly 100 association advocates from 18 states and the District of Columbia Read more

April 27, 2023|

ASAE to Testify on FTC Business Impersonation Rule

ASAE will be among the interested organizations and individuals giving testimony at a May 4 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hearing on the agency’s proposed rule prohibiting government and business impersonation. The FTC proposed the rule last fall to make government and business impersonation scams a violation of the FTC Act Read more

April 27, 2023|

Power of Associations Awards Deadline is April 30

Just a reminder that applications are ASAE’s 2023 Power of Associations Awards are due by April 30. Associations are encouraged to apply and be recognized for their good works that benefit society. The Power of Associations Awards are offered in five categories: Community Support and Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Advocacy, Read more

April 13, 2023|

Biden Administration Weighs Rules for AI Tools

The Biden administration is weighing how to regulate the explosion of artificial intelligence (AI) tools such as ChatGPT that are transforming how companies and associations operate. Earlier this week, the Commerce Department asked for public comments on how it could create regulations that would ensure AI tools work as advertised. Read more

April 13, 2023|

IRS Outlines Plan to Utilize $80B in Additional Funding

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) last week unveiled a long-awaited plan for spending $80 billion in additional funding authorized in the Inflation Reduction Act last year. The plan provides new details on how the agency will use the money over the next decade, including plans to hire thousands of new Read more

April 13, 2023|

House GOP Assembling Debt Limit Package

House Republican leaders are reportedly putting together a debt-limit package they intend to share with their caucus when Congress returns from Easter recess next week. According to Punchbowl News, the legislation would lift the debt limit until May 2024 and may include either a cap on non-defense discretionary spending or Read more

April 13, 2023|