Government Affairs

Government Affairs

Government Affairs

By ASPPA Net Staff4/10/2017 • 0 Comments

Bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would require 401(k) plan sponsors to inform participating workers of the projected monthly income they could expect at retirement has been reintroduced on Capitol Hill. READ MORE

By John Iekel4/7/2017 • 0 Comments

“I would encourage caution among policymakers when considering dramatic changes to retirement policy for tax policy purposes,” former Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) told a Senate committee on April 5. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/5/2017 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association has joined as a founding member of the Save Our Savings (SOS) Coalition, an alliance dedicated to protecting Americans’ retirement savings. READ MORE

By John Iekel4/4/2017 • 0 Comments

There is a “dynamic policy-making situation just ahead,” Earl Pomeroy, senior counsel at Alston & Bird and a former member of the U.S. House, said at an April 3 session of the Enrolled Actuaries meeting in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/31/2017 • 0 Comments

Alexander Acosta, President Trump’s nominee to head the Labor Department, was approved March 30 by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. The full Senate will now vote on his nomination, though a date has not yet been set. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo3/30/2017 • 0 Comments

The U.S. Senate has passed a Congressional Review Act resolution that would block the Obama-era DOL rule that defined the terms under which cities and counties could create IRA plans that automatically enroll private-sector workers whose employers do not offer a retirement plan. READ MORE

By Brian Graff3/30/2017 • 0 Comments

A close examination of the Tax Reform Blueprint issued in July 2016 by the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives is critical since it will be driving the tax reform process in 2017, at least initially. READ MORE

By Ray Harmon3/28/2017 • 0 Comments

More than 50 bills will be heard for the first time in the Illinois House Personnel and Pensions Committee on March 30; they include measures that would affect state and local retirement plans. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams3/27/2017 • 0 Comments

With health care reform off the table (at least for the moment), Congress will now turn to… tax reform. READ MORE

By Ray Harmon3/24/2017 • 0 Comments

On March 22, while Alexander Acosta faced his confirmation grilling in the Senate, the ERISA Advisory Council had its first meeting of the Trump administration era, setting its 2017 agenda. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/23/2017 • 0 Comments

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the House and the Senate to make it easier for small businesses to offer retirement plans — or at least to file Form 5500. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams3/22/2017 • 0 Comments

The fiduciary regulation wasn’t a big focus of the hearing on Alexander Acosta’s nomination as Secretary of Labor — but it did come up. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/22/2017 • 0 Comments

The Government Accounting Standards Board has issued an omnibus statement that addresses a variety of accounting and financial reporting issues. including some related to retirement plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/17/2017 • 0 Comments

A new tax reform proposal has surfaced that would impose a 15% tax on retirement accounts. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/7/2017 • 0 Comments

Federal regulations designed to help facilitate the formation of state-run retirement plans for private sector workers look more vulnerable now. READ MORE

By John Iekel2/17/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL fiduciary rule was on track until the November election brought an administration that could delay its application or even withdraw it. But are the rule’s prospects really that dim? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/16/2017 • 0 Comments

The U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 15 passed two resolutions of disapproval to block DOL regulations regarding state-run retirement plans for private sector workers. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/16/2017 • 0 Comments

Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, on Feb. 15 withdrew his name from consideration. His action came one day before his rescheduled confirmation hearing was set to take place before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 2/14/2017 • 0 Comments

President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor is slated for a Senate hearing Feb. 16 — and Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) questions suggest it’s going to be contentious. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/14/2017 • 0 Comments

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) has introduced bipartisan legislation to make it easier for small businesses to offer retirement benefits to employees. READ MORE

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