Washington Snapshot

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 5:00pm

In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Congress and the administration have yet to reach consensus on an approach to tax reform; Government funding is set to expire at the end of this month; Private foundations and the charitable deduction—yes, you may lobby; In the States - Congressional action, inaction affecting state policy agendas.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 1:00pm

In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update: What’s next for tax reform now following the ACA mishap; Congress aims to avoid government shutdown; Administration weighs in as Congress gears up for a spending bill; In the States: Property Tax Fights Continue in the Courts and Legislatures.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 3:45pm

In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Philanthropic and charitable leaders join the Philanthropy Caucus for a reception; Tax Reform Update: House expected to vote on repealing the ACA today, tax reform hangs in the balance; Gift substantiation bill reintroduced in the Senate; Council, National Council of Nonprofits presidents pen op-ed on nonpartisanship; Human Rights Commission Holds Hearing on Threats to Global Civil Society;Confirmation Hearings for President’s Supreme Court Pick Begin; In the States: New York Donor Disclosure Law Challenged, Property Tax Exemption in the Courts.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 4:00pm

In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Meet our team; Tax Reform Update - ACA repeal faces obstacle following the release of a CBO report; East coast snow storm prompts a bipartisan road trip from Texas to D.C.; The President’s budget is released; President Trump issues new executive order; In the States - More states consider minimum wage hikes, when good tax checkoffs get a bad rap; Opinion - How Congress can spur giving.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 4:00pm

In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Council and other foundation leaders meet with Members of Congress; Tax Reform Update - Bill to repeal ACA is introduced, tax reform to follow; The Council files amicus briefs in recent legal cases; In the States - California Speaker establishes select committee on the nonprofit sector

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