Bills, Legislation

In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Health care legislation passed the House — so what now for tax reform?; Private foundation excise tax simplification bill introduced in House; House Set to Hold Hearings on Tax Reform and IRS Reform; FBI Director, Census Director Are Out; Oklahoma Advocacy Averts a Cap on Charitable Deductions.

In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Debate continues as charitable issues receive increasing attention; Bill seeks to extend charitable contribution carryover for public utilities; President signs EO to "buy and hire American"; In the States - Constitutional property tax exemption at risk in Louisiana; New Mexico donor disclosure bill vetoed.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.