NV Lawmakers: Lift Agency Resort, Casino Meeting Bans

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The post NV Lawmakers: Lift Agency Resort, Casino Meeting Bans appeared first on Associations Now After an embarrassing scandal in 2010, many federal agencies imposed bans on holding conferences at resorts and casinos.

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After SCOTUS Ruling, Business Groups Double Down on Obamacare Changes

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We encourage you to work together to help advance these bipartisan changes to the ACA,” the groups wrote in the letter [PDF] delivered to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).

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Moving through the Association World

Last week I had the pleasure of attending ASAE’s NextGen Association Summit in Reno, NV. Before I go any further I have to say how great Reno Tahoe USA was as a host. They went all out to make this event not only successful, but also an overall great time. They gave us an unbelievable view of what their city has to offer, which is a lot! So, what is the NextGen Association Summit?

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JOLT Act: Coalition Encourages Passage of Visa-Waiver Bill

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Joseph Heck (R-NV), would add countries to the program—including Brazil, Croatia, Israel, and Poland—as well as expand resources for international travelers.

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Congress Fights Overtime Rule

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Cresent Hardy (R-NV) and Steve Knight (R-CA) urged DOL to reconsider moving forward with the overtime rule as drafted, arguing that it would have a disproportionate impact on small businesses and nonprofits, particularly in certain geographic areas.

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Sen. Schumer: DOJ Investigation Should Include Airlines’ Blocking of Travel Data

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Harry Reid (D-NV) as minority leader, is urging the Justice Department to investigate airlines’ practice of withholding price and flight information from price-comparison sites like Expedia, CheapoAir, Hipmunk, and Priceline.

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Camp Renews Push for Tax Reform As Congress Turns to Long-Term Fiscal Challenges

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With the government back in business but major fiscal issues looming on Congress’ agenda, Rep. Dave Camp renewed his call for tax reform as a part of the solution to the nation’s ongoing economic woes.

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House Ways and Means Clears Six Tax Extenders

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Earlier in April, the Senate Finance Committee easily passed a bill extending most of the nearly 60 expired tax breaks , and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has promised to bring the package to a vote soon.

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Congress Moves On Tax Extenders, Stalls On Terror Insurance

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) struck a more positive tone in applauding Republicans and Democrats for coming together to ensure that individuals and business receive these tax credits for the 2014 tax year. Among its last actions of the year, the Senate passed a $41.6

ASAE Shares Comments On “Cadillac” Tax

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Dean Heller (R-NV) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM). In comments to the IRS, ASAE suggests the excise tax on high-cost health plans could be a “nightmare” for employers and may result in a reduction of employees’ benefits.

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Tech Groups Urge Congress to Get to Work on USA Freedom Act

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Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Al Franken (D-MN), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Dean Heller (R-NV), was introduced in July, but no action has been taken since then. When Congress returned to the Hill from its summer recess earlier this month, a letter from several technology trade associations was waiting.

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IATA Bags Controversial Carry-On Plan After Outcry

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Charles Schumer (D-NY): Schumer, who is considered likely to replace the retiring Harry Reid (D-NV) as the Senate’s Democratic leader in 2017, held a press conference on Sunday criticizing the proposed initiative, particularly its effect on the popular wheeled carry-on.

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Tax Reform Could Factor Into Budget Deal, GOP Leaders Say

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With some House Republicans reportedly seeking a “grand bargain” to fund the government and raise the debt limit, tax reform could play a role.

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Summer Update

Moving through the Association World

In September I am looking forward to attending the ASAE NextGen Summit in Reno, NV. I am having a hard time understanding that it is almost labor day. Well, the summer has flown by, yes, I am seriously behind on posting here. I guess it is time for an update on what I have been up to this summer. Earlier this year I stepped in to Chair the Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executive’s Education Committee.

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Fate of Tax Extenders Still Uncertain

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Earlier this month the Senate Finance Committee easily passed a tax extenders package out of committee, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has promised to bring the package to a vote when the Senate returns later this month.

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Panel: Time for Associations to Get Proactive on Feds’ Meeting Attendance

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Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has shown little interest in advancing the bill. An Eye on Midterms With midterm elections looming, association are keeping a close watch on which party will take control in both chambers of Congress—particularly in the Senate. Though Sen.

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Patent Reform Is Off the Table in the Senate for Now. What Happened?

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The Hill reported that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) intervened behind the scenes, deciding not to bring the bill to the floor because of the opposition from pharmaceutical firms and trial lawyers.

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Online Sales Tax: Senate Nears Vote On Bipartisan Bill

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Some legislators opposed to the measure have asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to put the legislation through a Finance Committee review process before the chamber votes on it.

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Senate Deal on Appointees Gets CFPB Head a Vote

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) threatened to push for a change in the chamber’s rules to allow the “nuclear option”—a 51-vote simple majority to end a filibuster instead of the current 60—to ease the appointment process for some jobs, though not judges.

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Associations Back Senate Bill to Replace Fannie, Freddie

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Bob Corker (R-TN), Mark Warner (D-VA), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Jon Tester (D-MT), Dean Heller (R-NV), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Kay Hagan (D-NC)—would wind down government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie and Freddie within five years of passage. “We

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Early Adopters Rethink Regional Office Strategy ? GrowGlobally.org

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