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Congressional Leaders Roll Out $1.2T Funding Bill

Faced with the threat of a partial government shutdown on Saturday, congressional leaders introduced a $1.2 trillion bill that would fund about three-quarters of the federal government, including the military, until the end of the current fiscal year. The bill would raise pay for military personnel, eliminate U.S. funding for Read more

March 21, 2024|

ASAE’s Legislative Fly-In Builds Support for Key Workforce Bill

ASAE hosted its annual Legislative Fly-In on March 5-6 in Washington, DC, with association professionals from across the country in town to build support for a pro-association, pro-credentialing workforce development bill. The bipartisan, bicameral Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act (H.R. 1477/S. 722) would expand qualified expenses under 529 Read more

March 6, 2024|

Register Today for ASAE Tax Reform Webinar

While Congress debates the March government funding deadlines, ASAE is looking ahead to what is at risk for tax policy in 2025. Billions in tax breaks are set to expire, setting the stage for a major overhaul of tax legislation. To learn what is at stake for associations and how Read more

February 22, 2024|

IRS Urging Businesses to Review ERTC Claims

The IRS is urging businesses that filed Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) claims to review their qualifications for the tax break before a March 22 voluntary disclosure deadline. The voluntary disclosure program allows businesses or nonprofits that filed a claim in error and received a payment to repay just 80% Read more

February 22, 2024|

Government Funding in Trouble Again

The House returns from recess next week with three days to avoid a partial government shutdown and a faction of hardline conservative lawmakers insisting that Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) defend GOP-backed policy riders as part of any spending agreement. While lawmakers in both chambers say they’re making good progress on Read more

February 22, 2024|

ASAE Applauds FTC for Finalizing Business Impersonation Rule

ASAE and a unified coalition of industry organizations scored a big advocacy win last week when the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalized its anti-impersonation fraud rule. ASAE has been part of a coalition of more than 200 trade associations and event companies that urged the FTC to crack down on Read more

February 22, 2024|

Join Your Colleagues at ASAE’s 2024 Congressional Fly-In

Two dozen spots are left to register for ASAE’s 2024 Legislative Fly-In and to advocate for our workforce alongside fellow community leaders. The deadline for ASAE members to register is Monday, February 26. The program includes several Congressional speakers: Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), who leads ASAE’s priority legislation, the Freedom to Read more

February 8, 2024|

U.S. Travel Convenes Seamless & Secure Travel Commission

Last week, the U.S. Travel Association convened the Seamless & Secure Travel Commission, which will make policy recommendations to improve the U.S. travel market. The commission was launched in response to a recent study which found that the U.S. ranks 17th out of 18 top travel markets in terms of Read more

February 8, 2024|

Senate GOP Wants Changes to House-Passed Tax Bill

Senate Republicans continue to push for changes to the House-passed tax bill that pairs an expanded Child Tax Credit with pro-business tax breaks. According to Punchbowl News, there is some Senate GOP support for passing the $80 billion tax bill as-is, but critically, not from within the Senate Finance Committee. Read more

February 8, 2024|

Yale Project to Inform Anticipated Tax Reform in 2025

Yale University has enlisted several top former Treasury officials in launching the Tax Reform Project, a nonpartisan network that will solicit and evaluate tax policy proposals in advance of expected congressional tax reform legislation in 2025. While Congress is unlikely to advance tax reform this year – among other reasons Read more

February 8, 2024|

Applications Open for 2024 Power of Associations Awards

Applications are now being accepted for ASAE’s 2024 Power of Associations Awards, and 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: Advocacy, Community Support and Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Global Development, and Industry/Professional Read more

January 25, 2024|

IRS Facing a Backlog of 1 Million+ ERTC Claims

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) still has to process more than one million Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) claims, a backlog that suggests how time consuming it’s been for the agency to determine which claims are and aren’t legitimate. The ERTC was a lifeline to small businesses and nonprofit groups Read more

January 25, 2024|

Senate Markup Could Slow Down Smith-Wyden Tax Deal

House Ways and Means Committee Chair Jason Smith (R-MO) and Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) are encountering some resistance to their negotiated tax package that pairs restoration of three business tax breaks with an expanded Child Tax Credit through 2025. The bipartisan agreement includes restoring GOP-supported business interest Read more

January 25, 2024|

Reps. Mike Kelly, Rob Wittman to Speak at ASAE’s Legislative Fly In

New speakers have been announced for ASAE’s 2024 Congressional Fly-In, taking place March 5–6, 2024, in Washington, DC. This is the members-only legislative action event dedicated to promoting the vital economic and societal role filled by associations. U.S. Representative Rob Wittman (VA-01) will join ASAE’s Fly-In to discuss his legislation, Read more

January 25, 2024|

Early Bird Registration Deadline Approaching for ASAE Legislative Fly-In

Association advocates have until Jan. 19 to get the early bird registration rate for ASAE’s 2024 Legislative Fly-In, taking place March 5-6, 2024, in Washington, DC. The ASAE Legislative Fly-In is the only advocacy event dedicated to promoting the vital economic and societal role filled by associations. At this year’s Read more

January 11, 2024|

Top Tax Writers on Verge of Bipartisan Tax Deal

Leaders of the House Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee have reportedly agreed to a tax package that pairs restoration of three business tax breaks with an expanded Child Tax Credit through 2025. House Ways and Means Committee Chair Jason Smith (R-MO) and Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Read more

January 11, 2024|

Exhibitions Industry Collective to Advocate on Critical Issues

The Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA) announced today the creation of the Exhibitions Industry Collective to drive awareness on key issues facing the exhibitions ecosystem. The Exhibitions Industry Collective is comprised of six industry organizations including ECA, Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA), Experiential Designers & Producers Association (EDPA), International Read more

January 11, 2024|

Congress Faces Time Crunch on Government Funding

Congress may need to pass a short-term government funding bill to prevent a partial shutdown next week, despite an announced spending deal by House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) last Sunday. Johnson and Schumer have agreed to spend $1.66 trillion in the 2024 fiscal Read more

January 11, 2024|