Washington Snapshot

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 5:00pm

In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Council staff meets with Chairman Brady, there is a new member of Ways and Means, and tax bills are not in short supply; The Council sends a letter to Congress about the “Johnson Amendment”; A number of the President’s Cabinet Nominees have been confirmed; The United Nations faces a possibility of decreased funding from the U.S.; In the States - State-Level Opposition to Attacks on Foundation and Nonprofit Nonpartisanship

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 9:32am

In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - POTUS Meets with Congressional Leaders About Tax Reform; Cabinet Nominations Progress in Congress; Bill Introduced to Allow Expanded Political Activity by Nonprofits; President Trump Issues more Executive Orders; SCOTUS Nominee Announced; Crackdown on NGOs by Indian and Pakistani Governments; In the States - Challenges to Property Taxes by States Continue; Former Vice President Biden and wife to launch charitable foundation; Opinion: A Statement on Immigration and American Opportunity

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 9:44am

In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Congress Rolls Out Ambitious 200-Day Plan; President Trump Instates Regulatory Freeze; International NGOs Face New Restrictions with U.S. Grant Dollars; In the States - State of the State Addresses 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 4:35pm

In this Week's Edition of Snapshot: Senate Finance Committee considers Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary; Trump butts heads with House Republicans on key tax reform issue; Council sends letter from Vikki to every Congressional office; IRS issues guidance on rules for private foundation administrative expenses; Updates to unrelated business income tax in new IRS publication; In the States - Legislation affecting the work and finances of nonprofits

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 12:02pm

In this Week's Edition of Snapshot: Ways & Means to hold hearing on changes to committee rules; Senate sets deadline to repeal ACA, move closer to tax reform; Treasury requests input on guidance for tax-exempt leases; How Philanthropic is the Trump Cabinet?; in the States - State legislatures face growing revenue and budget challenges; interview - 5 questions with our Executive VP for External Affairs.

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 11:59am

In this Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tuesday kicked off the 115th Congress; the proverbial ball is officially rolling toward tax reform; House and Senate tax-writing committees welcome new members; in the States - NY and DC take action on minimum wage and paid family leave; opinion - nonprofits should push for smart public policy.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 3:50am

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Update on Tax Reform Progression in the Senate; Charitable Giving Coalition Sends Letter to President-elect Trump; Final Chinese Overseas NGO Law Guidelines Released; States Acting to Address Budget Challenges; Princeton Settlement Spawns Copycat Property Tax Exemption Challenge.

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 3:45am

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Ways & Means Republicans to Discuss Tax Reform Details; University Endowments Targeted in New Proposal; House to Consider Spending Bill as Early as Today; Massachusetts Congressman Chosen as Ways & Means Ranking Member; FATF Reviews U.S. Framework for Anti-Laundering & Counter-Terrorism; Paid Leave on Policy Agendas; Minimum Wage Varies Widely Across the Country.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 3:35pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Here Comes Tax Reform!; Levin to Step Down as Ranking Member for Ways & Means; Pelosi Re-Elected as House Minority Leader; Mnuchin Tapped for Treasury Secretary; 1023 and 1023-EZ Applicants Will Now Receive Same Determination Letter; New Government Accounting Rules to Shine a Light on Corporate Tax Breaks.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 3:30pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Updates from the Council; Congressional Leadership Falling into Place; State and Local Election Results; Pennsylvania Legislator Seeks to Legislate Discredited "Overhead Ratio".