Washington Snapshot

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 programming in San Diego on Sunday, September 22nd; Helping your Community Recover after a Natural Disaster; Working with Veterans; We're looking for your input; Articles that crossed our desk this week; More great opinion pieces
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 (USDA); Defense (DOD); Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (OJCS); National Guard Bureau (NGB); Education (DEd); Investing In Innovation (i3); ConnectED Initiative; Early Learning; "STRONG START, BRIGHT FUTURE" Back-to-School Bus Tour; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); EPA Official to speak at the Council's San Diego conference; E3 Initiative aims to assist manufacturing communities; Housing and Urban Development (HUD); HUD Secretary to join us at the Council's San Diego conference; September funder briefings; Labor (DOL); State; The White House; Asian American-Pacific Islander Initiative
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 Divisions and Divides Among Charitable Causes; Dan Pallotta continues to capture attention; The Council in the News
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 eliminating the charitable deduction hurts jobs and economic growth; While we're talking about tax reform, let's not overlook the states; Congress may be in recess, but the IRS scrutiny continues to make headlines; August recess and the "Summer of Action": A time for inspiring op-eds; A great op-ed from North Carolina; "Summer of Action" resources that you can use right now; Catching up on some recent legislation; Recent guidance from the IRS; Interesting series of articles on the horizon; On a high note
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 "burgers and beer" help maintain friendly, collegial tone during the Tax Reform Tour; Does August recess mean that we have a month off? No Way! It's a "Summer of Action"!; On to the next chapter; Great op-ed from Cincinnati; Council in the News
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; IRS Scrutiny Continues and Possibly Expands; Debate on the House Floor; Obama Names New IRS Commissioner; Other Interesting Legislation
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: Mon, 11/25/2013 - 13:11
In this issue: Tax Reform, IRS Scrutiny, the Max and Dave Road Show, Great Op-eds that caught our attention, Agriculture and Housing Agencies Collaborating With Foundations
Posted Date: Mon, 11/25/2013 - 12:31
In this issue: Tax Reform, IRS Scrutiny, More Great Op-Eds Supporting the Charitable Deduction, Over at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Posted Date: Mon, 11/25/2013 - 12:28
In this issue: Baucus and Hatch Call for "Blank Slate" in Tax Reform, More on Tax Reform, Charitable Deduction, IRS Scrutiny, and Giving USA 2013


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