Washington Snapshot

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 2:00pm

In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Ways and Means Committee holds hearings, Senate gears up for tax reform; Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy named; Hearing on IRS reform scheduled for tomorrow; In the States - State budgets passing but on shaky footing; Mainers seek block grant transparency.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:06pm

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.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 4:00pm

In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: BREAKING - House holding Johnson Amendment hearing today, President Trump signs EO; Tax Reform Update - White House releases tax plan, Congress continues toward health care and tax reform bills; Congress averts a government shutdown; President Trump’s first 100 days in office; Treasury, IRS release notice to submit comments on priority guidance plan; Council heads to Dallas for Annual Conference; In the States - Continuing attempts to tax tax-exempt property, Pennsylvania House promotes gender equity.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 3:14pm

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.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 3:51pm

In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Congress may be in recess this week, but tax reform is still the talk of the town; Congress Adjourns for Recess Without Clear Strategy on Spending Legislation; Gorsuch Swearing In Returns SCOTUS to Full Capacity; White House Lifts Hiring Freeze, but Still Looks to Scale Back Agencies; In the States - Reining in Red Tape.

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