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August 2023 News

White House Calls on Congress to Pass a Short-Term CR

The White House has called on Congress to pass a short-term funding measure to ensure the continuation of government operations beyond September 30. Congress returns from August recess on September 5th (Senate) and 12th (House), leaving very few legislative days before the end of the current fiscal year. Disagreement between Read more

August 31, 2023|

Tomorrow’s Workforce Coalition Lands Big New Bill Co-Sponsor

The Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act has made significant progress with the addition of a key House member to the list of co-cosponsors. Congressman Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) has joined the ranks as the 57th cosponsor, bringing substantial influence. Rep. Kelly is not only a member of the Ways Read more

August 31, 2023|

ASAE Preparing Amicus Brief for Supreme Court on Associations Membership Case

ASAE is preparing to submit an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, supporting the United States Soccer Federation's request for the Court to review a case with significant implications for associations. The case revolves around whether a plaintiff challenging an association for alleged antitrust violations can include association Read more

August 31, 2023|

Overtime Proposed Rulemaking Released

The Biden administration has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from the Department of Labor to extend overtime pay eligibility to over 3 million workers. The initiative comes after a previous similar attempt by the Obama administration over eight years ago to revise overtime eligibility regulations under the Fair Labor Read more

August 31, 2023|

Save the Date: ASAE Fly In 2024

Mark your calendars to join ASAE in-person on Tuesday, March 5 – Wednesday, March 6 in Washington, DC for ASAE’s annual legislative fly-in. Register here. Registration includes two days of policy education, advocacy and networking. The Fly In is also a terrific opportunity to network with peers from around the Read more

August 28, 2023|

FDIC Prepares New Regs for Big Banks

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chair Martin Gruenberg announced on Monday that his agency is planning new regulations for banks with more $100 billion, including a proposal for how to ensure an orderly dissolution and sale of a large bank in case of failure. Gruenberg also hinted at potential adjustments to Read more

August 17, 2023|

Tomorrow’s Workforce Coalition Close to 600 Members, Adds and a New Website

Shortly after officially launching, the Tomorrow’s Workforce Coalition has already grown to 560 member organizations and recently launched a new website and held its first meeting to plan advocacy activity. The coalition, led by ASAE and the Professional Certification Coalition, has organized to champion bipartisan legislation called the Freedom to Read more

August 17, 2023|

House Republicans Consider Funding Plan to Avoid Shutdown

NBC News has reported that Speaker Kevin McCarthy told members of the House Republicans Conference that it may be necessary to pass a short-term government funding bill to prevent a shutdown in the coming fall. The move stems from the limited time available for Congress to reach a full-year funding Read more

August 17, 2023|

Ways & Means Inquiry into Tax Exempt Orgs’ “Political Campaign Intervention” May Have Unintended Consequences

House Ways and Means Chair Jason Smith (R-MO) and Oversight Subcommittee Chair David Schweikert (R-AZ), issued a letter this week on regulations surrounding political involvement by tax-exempt organizations. In the letter, Reps. Smith and Schweikert cited potential for foreign influence through 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) groups in American elections and sought Read more

August 17, 2023|

Membership in Tomorrow’s Workforce Coalition Reaches 500 Organizations

The Tomorrow's Workforce Coalition now has more than 500 trade associations, professional societies, businesses, and employers as members to support the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow's Workforce Act (S. 722 / H.R. 1477). The coalition, led by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Professional Certification Coalition (PCC), Read more

August 3, 2023|

Likelihood of Tax Legislation in the House This Year in Doubt

The probability of tax legislation being voted on by the US House of Representatives this year is beginning to seem low. The House Republicans' tax-cut package, comprising three bills, has been stagnant since June 13, as it lacks Democratic support and the required votes to pass in the House. With Read more

August 3, 2023|

National Governors Association Inaugurates the “Disagree Better” Initiative

The National Governors Association’s new "Disagree Better" initiative seeks to address the problem of polarization in American society by encouraging constructive dialogue and healthy conflict resolution. The initiative acknowledges that being nice to each other is helpful but not enough. Instead, the focus is on learning how to disagree in Read more

August 3, 2023|

Concerns Rise about a Government Shutdown at the End of September

As the September 30 deadline to fund the federal government approaches, the House and Senate find themselves on a collision course, risking another government shutdown. A group of House conservatives is determined to hold the line on spending and pressure House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to do the same. They believe Read more

August 3, 2023|