Today In Washington
January 4, 2018
Source: AEO Government Relations Team, Madison Services Group
Winter Storm Clears out Washington
The House is out and the Senate cancelled legislative business for the rest of the week to allow members to leave town before the winter storm hits the East Coast.
Senate Adds Two
Yesterday, the Senate swore in two new members of the upper chamber. Former Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Brown, a Democrat, replaces former Senator Al Franken (D-MN). Former attorney Doug Jones replaces Attorney General Jeff Sessions as Alabama’s junior Senator. The election of Senator Jones, also a Democrat, represents a party swing, and narrows the Senate GOP majority to 51-49.
Proposed Changes to Association Health Plans for Small Business
The Trump Administration plans to open association health plans to a greater number of small business owners. The proposed rule will allow sole proprietors to offer plans not governed by Obamacare rules that govern larger group health plans. It is also expected to allow groups of small business owners to join forces for the explicit purpose of providing healthcare. The rule is expected to be posted tomorrow.
July 17, 2018
Association For Enterprise Opportunity Launches The Tapestry Project To Advance Business Development Of Black-Owned Firms
AEO has opened the application cycle for The Tapestry Project, an initiative dedicated to advancing Black business development.
July 12, 2018
Today in Washington
House & Senate to Reconcile Differences in “Minibus” – The Senate voted yesterday to go to conference on the Energy and Water Development, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction & Veterans Affairs appropriations “minibus” (H.R. 5895)
July 11, 2018
Today in Washington
NDAA Watch – Last night, the Senate voted 91-8 to go to conference on the NDAA. Conferees for the FY19 defense authorization bill will formally meet today for the passing of the gavel.
June 29, 2018
ACTION ALERT: July Recess Packet
On Friday, June 29, Congress will adjourn for a week-long Fourth of July recess. Your legislators will be back home in their districts and states to meet with constituents like you, and share updates on their efforts in Washington, D.C.