House Ways and Means Republicans will hold a half-day retreat next week to discuss next steps on tax policy and prioritize the rest of their agenda for 2018. Ways and Means Republicans are working to combine a number of tax provisions into one tax extenders bill that Congress could take up later this year. To… Read more »

The IRS has asked congressional appropriators for an additional $397 million to implement the new tax law, according to a Bloomberg BNA report. That funding request is about $100 million less than what the IRS had estimated it would need to fulfill its new responsibilities related to the tax law. National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson… Read more »

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Congress has about six weeks to raise the debt ceiling, a faster-than-expected timeline attributable to the new tax law, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). If the debt limit is not raised by the first half of March, “the government would be unable to pay its obligations fully, and it would delay making payments… Read more »

Rank-and-file GOP lawmakers are reluctant to support another short-term spending bill, which Republican leaders say could fund the government for another month or possibly deeper into March. With negotiations having stalled on a longer-term bill that would raise budget caps for defense and domestic spending, GOP leaders say a fifth stopgap spending bill is needed… Read more »

As 2018 American Associations Day approaches, ASAE Public Policy is gathering stories of the Power of A in Action.  In March, when we and our colleagues from around the country meet with congress members and their staffs, we will be providing examples of how associations strengthen lives through advancing workers’ job skills, creating industry standards… Read more »