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Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 12:17
In this Issue: A Fiscal Deal Emerges; Besides opening the government, what else does this deal accomplish?; So is the fiscal stalemate over?; What does this mean for federal grantees?; We will keep you posted!; Shutdown advocacy efforts; Council President and CEO Vikki Spruill named one of the...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 12:01
In this Issue: Gridlock in Washington; How does the shutdown impact you and your grantees?; HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships; Rasmuson Foundation - Pre-Development (Pre-D) Program; The Raymond John Wean Foundation - Youngstown Community Revitalization; Impact...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 11:52
In this Issue: Fiscal Standoff on Capitol Hill; What does it mean for you?; Rallying around the charitable deduction; Giving in West Virginia; Report: private foundation assets grow; Rep. Rangel advocates for charitable organizations; Comments on Veterans' Affairs strategic plan; Save the Date...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 11:41
In this Issue: On Capitol Hill, budget battles and lengthy debate; Tax Reform; At the IRS: Lois Learner retires, Camp concerned about donors lists; Welcome to the Charitable Giving Coalition's new blog!; What happens when states limit the charitable deduction?; Reassuring trend for the future...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 11:19
In this Issue: The Fall Conference for Community Foundations is just days away!; Washington Update: What's Happening (what's not!) and What it Means for You; Partisan divide intensifies on economic issues; Discussion on comprehensive tax reform stayed behind the scenes; More developments...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 11:04
In this Issue: Members Return to Washington; Tax Reform Conversations in Committee; Senate and House Floor Prepare for Budget and Debt Ceiling Debates; Thanks to the Tax Reform Tour, Tax Reform Did Garner Some Headlines this Week; Ways and Means Hearing on the IRS Exempt Organizations Division...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 10:45
In this Issue: Up on Capitol Hill, a focus on foreign policy overshadows tax reform this week; Tax Reform Tour continues; Another week, another tidbit on the IRS probe; Council on Foundations' Fall Conference for Community Foundations, Public Policy is on the Agenda!; Great Pre-Conference...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 10:40
In this Issue: Historic 50th anniversary in Washington; Will looming deficit and budget issues affect tax reform?; Finance Chairman Max Baucus is still optimistic; A follow-up to the Bruce Bartlett blog highlighted in last week's Snapshot; And now, for an Executive Branch update; Agriculture (...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 10:16
In this Issue: It's August, but a few interesting developments emerge; Tax Wonks will have big impact on tax reform; Congress might not be moving too quickly on tax reform, but states are; The Max and Dave Road Show; Charitable Deduction; Great Op-Eds that caught our attention; Creating...
Posted Date: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 10:04
In this Issue: It's August recess and time to look at "Tax Reform, the Big Picture"; While some are focused on the "big picture" at least one Senator spoke about the charitable deduction; What will happen when Congress returns in September?; The data signals that...
Posted Date: Tue, 11/26/2013 - 17:00
In this Issue: Tax Reform: A Recap of the First Half of 2013; A House hearing on Valentine’s Day; House bipartisan working groups; Closed door staff briefings on the Senate side; Leads to a "blank slate" proposal from Baucus and Hatch; And a major distraction invoking the IRS scandal; But...
Posted Date: Tue, 11/26/2013 - 16:37
In this Issue: Countdown to the August Congressional Recess; Anticipating a House Tax Reform Bill this Fall; Did the “Blank Slate” plan yield results?; Major Questions on Revenue Remain ; The President Weighs In; The Tax Reform Road Show; Continuing Support for Preserving the Charitable Deduction;...
Posted Date: Tue, 11/26/2013 - 13:45
In this issue: Tax Reform; The Max and Dave Tax Reform Road Show; IRS Scrutiny; Opinion pieces that caught our attention; In the federal agencies.
Posted Date: Tue, 11/26/2013 - 12:44
There is a Toby Keith song with the lyrics, “I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.” With each catastrophic disaster, I am reminded of this song. I was an emergency responder following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and continue to work towards the Gulf’s recovery. It is predicted...
Posted Date: Tue, 11/26/2013 - 12:42
Community foundations have a unique philanthropic voice in to bring to policymakers in Washington D.C. You are fully integrated into the lifeblood of your communities, and are intimately familiar with the urgent needs of those you serve. This grassroots experience is invaluable, and it is essential...

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