Washington Snapshot

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 9:54am

In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update: President Trump addresses Congress, Secretary Mnuchin speaks on tax reform, Chairman Brady vows to repeal the Johnson Amendment, and the Council and colleagues speak out in defense of nonpartisanship; Legislation to invest in “opportunity zones” introduced in House and Senate; Ben Carson is confirmed as Housing and Urban Development Secretary; President Trump orders agencies to focus on regulatory reform; White House budget aims to increase defense spending, cut domestic programs; In the States: States reconsider property tax exemptions; Immigration focus leads to employment status legislation in the states

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:00pm

In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - House Republicans face growing opposition to border adjustability; Charitable Giving Coalition Spends Day Fighting for the Charitable Deduction on Capitol Hill; IRS makes 1023-EZ data available online; In the States - State budgets (in brief), and States consider contracting reform commissions.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 4:00pm

In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update: Mnuchin confirmed as Treasury Secretary, Bishop names to Ways & Means, Trump Administration working on a tax overhaul plan, Congress aims to keep tax reform train on track; IRS seeks to understand how the regulatory ban will impact its work; Council Hosts Collaborative Meeting with Federal Agencies and Philanthropic Stakeholders; U.S. nonprofits working abroad face financial difficulties, according to a new study; In the States: Action Heats Up on Foundation, Nonprofit Property Tax Legislation; States Consider Expanding Giving Incentives

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.