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May 2023 News

Register for May 30 ASAE Webinar on State Lobbying

The ASAE Government Relations and Advocacy Professionals Advisory Council (GRAPAC) is hosting a May 30 webinar on “How to Contract with and Manage State Lobbyists” from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. ET. Learn from a veteran panel of experts on how to identify, hire and manage the professional lobbying presence that works Read more

May 25, 2023|

White House, GOP Inching Closer to Debt Limit Deal

The White House and Republican congressional leaders are reporting progress in talks to raise the debt ceiling, though there are still gaps to close before the House breaks for the Memorial Day recess. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has warned that the U.S. government could default as early as June 1, Read more

May 25, 2023|

Smith Moving to Extend Trump-Era Tax Cuts in June

House Ways and Means Committee Chair Jason Smith (R-MO) is working to release tax legislation by mid-June that would extend the business and individual tax provisions in the GOP’s signature 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Tax writers are still working on the package, but the business provisions are likely Read more

May 25, 2023|

Bipartisan Charitable Act Introduced in the House

Reps. Blake Moore (R-UT), Danny Davis (D-IL), Michele Steel (R-CA) and Chris Pappas (D-NH) introduced the Charitable Act in the House last week. The bill would allow all taxpayers, including non-itemizers, to deduct up to one-third of the value of the standard deduction for charitable contributions, which comes to about Read more

May 25, 2023|

Register Today for Upcoming GRAPAC Webinars

The ASAE Government Relations and Advocacy Professionals Advisory Council (GRAPAC) has scheduled two upcoming webinars to help association government relations professionals generate revenue and manage state lobbyists. The first webinar, titled “How to Generate Revenue for Advocacy Efforts,” will take place May 17 from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. ET. Speakers include Read more

May 11, 2023|

Biden Ends COVID Vaccine Requirement for International Travelers

The Biden administration has ended COVID-19 vaccine requirements for international travelers, effective today. The change in policy, which was in place for roughly two years, coincides with the administration’s termination of COVID-19 as a public health emergency. The new policy ending vaccine requirements also applies to federal employees and federal Read more

May 11, 2023|

Meetings Yield Little Progress in Debt Limit Talks

The White House and congressional leaders resumed talks this week on raising the debt limit but both sides are negotiating from the same entrenched positions: Republicans want major spending cuts included as part of the deal and President Biden and congressional Democrats want a clean debt ceiling hike. House Republicans Read more

May 11, 2023|

ASAE Testifies on FTC Business Impersonation Rule

ASAE President and CEO Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE, gave 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 and Read more

May 11, 2023|