The DC Daily – February 2, 2017
In Today’s Issue:
- Immigration Rumors
- Business Leaders Become Front-Seaters
- Tax Reform Cuts the Line
- CASE Action Day in DC
- Gorsuch and Higher Ed
According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association and confirmed by the Department of State, there are, as of February 2, 2017, no current plans to expand the travel ban beyond its current countries. There is no addendum, annex, or amendment now being worked on to expand visa revocations or to expand the travel ban to countries other than those currently implicated in the immigration Executive Order.
COUNCIL OF BUSINESS LEADERS
President Trump has assembled a council of America’s business leaders to get regular advice on policies and their potential outcomes. The first meeting is scheduled for Friday and is expected to focus heavily on CEOs’ concerns about the immigration Executive Orders.
Other topics of conversation will likely include regulatory relief; taxes and trade; women and the workforce; infrastructure; and education.
TAX REFORM HEADS TO THE TOP
President Trump met today with four critical figures on tax reform: House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas), and top Ways and Means Democrat Richie Neal of Massachusetts, Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).
Lobbyists are focused on the Senate, where they believe there is more leverage, particularly among those representing large retailers.
All of this is a sign that tax-reform legislation is likely moving to the top of the Washington agenda.
CASE TAKES ACTION
The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) will lead a ‘Charitable Giving’ Advocacy Day here in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, February 16th. CASE is a broad cross-section of nonprofit and charitable organizations committed to preserving the full value and scope of the charitable deduction.
Duke will be participating, and if you would like learn more, please contact the Office of Government Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org
MUCH ADO ABOUT GORSUCH
The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published an article detailing upcoming Supreme Court rulings and their potential impacts on higher education given the nomination of Judge Gorsuch.