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BY Ted Godbout | 5/22/2019
Bipartisan legislation calling on the SEC to revise its definition of small businesses to help ensure that the commission more broadly considers the burden of its regulations on small investment... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 5/21/2019
The House of Representatives is moving forward with its promise to approve the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act during the month of May. On May 21, the House... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 5/17/2019
Changes that don’t have anything to do with retirement might undermine bipartisan support for retirement security legislation. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) late last month had... Read More
BY John Iekel | 5/17/2019
Is there a retirement crisis or not? House Budget Committee members and experts who testified before the committee on May 15 did not agree. But at least they did concur on one thing: the need to take... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 5/16/2019
Bipartisan legislation to create a new federal commission that would study and recommend ways to improve Americans’ retirement security has been reintroduced in the Senate. The Federal Retirement... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 5/15/2019
Members of the Senate Finance Committee expressed hope May 14 that Congress would move quickly to approve the long-pending Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act (RESA) before moving to the next... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 5/14/2019
A key member of Congress has reintroduced legislation that would permit 401(k), 403(b), SIMPLE and governmental 457(b) retirement plans to make matching contributions to workers as if their student... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 5/14/2019
New proposed legislation could help close the retirement savings coverage gap — and you can help make it a reality. Small business owners face real challenges – costs, administrative burdens and... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 5/14/2019
Picking up where they left off in the last Congress, the bipartisan duo of Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) reintroduced their comprehensive “Retirement Security and Savings Act” on May... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 5/10/2019
New proposed legislation could help close the retirement savings coverage gap — and you can help make it a reality. Small business owners face real challenges – costs, administrative burdens and... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 5/8/2019
The key Senate committee with jurisdiction over retirement tax policy issues is turning its attention to reviewing proposals that encourage and facilitate retirement savings.  Sen. Charles... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 4/29/2019
Congress returns this week from its two-week spring break, with plans to consider bipartisan retirement security legislation to make it easier for businesses to offer retirement plans and for... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 4/16/2019
With the Trump administration’s Association Health Plan rule stymied by a federal judge’s ruling, a large group of Republican senators has introduced legislation to fill that gap. Sens. Chuck... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 4/4/2019
The Maryland Senate Finance Committee has overwhelmingly voted to recommend the rejection of a pending fiduciary bill. In fact, 10 out of the 11 committee members voted in favor of a motion... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 4/4/2019
A pair of Senate Democrats, one of whom is a 2020 presidential candidate, introduced legislation on April 4 that would require businesses to pay at least 50 cents into an employee’s retirement... Read More
BY Andrew Remo | 4/2/2019
The leaders of the Senate Finance Committee, Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR), have introduced the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act (RESA) once again.... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 4/2/2019
The most powerful committee in the U.S. House of Representatives has advanced a powerful piece of retirement reform legislation – unanimously. Signifying the importance of the issue, the first... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 4/1/2019
Update as of April 1, 2019 at 1:20 pm: We understand from inside sources that a provision to provide for so-called “open MEPs” will be added to the Ways and Means Committee’s SECURE Act set to... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 3/29/2019
UPDATED April 9: The Taxpayer First Act was approved by the House Ways & Means Comnmittee on April 2 and by the full House of Representatives on April 9. Key members of Congress have... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 3/28/2019
A key House committee moved forward on legislation to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to conduct “usability testing” prior to finalizing any new proposed disclosures for retail... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 3/28/2019
The House Ways & Means Committee will consider legislation on April 2 to expand retirement savings opportunities and reform the IRS’s administration and operating procedures, according to... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 3/27/2019
Testifying at a March 27 Capitol Hill hearing on behalf of the American Retirement Association, ASPPA member Martella A. Turner-Joseph encouraged members of Congress to enact comprehensive... Read More
BY Brian Graff | 3/20/2019
Lawmakers in our nation’s capital may have been focused on shutdowns, declared emergencies and “new” deals, but in state capitals across the nation, legislators and regulators have been proposing,... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 3/15/2019
Witnesses at a House subcommittee hearing testified March 14 that the SEC’s proposed Regulation Best Interest seemed promising at first glance, but fell short upon closer inspection.  “... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 3/6/2019
Democrats in both houses of Congress have introduced legislation that will tax financial transactions – including those in your 401(k). "It's called the Wall Street Tax Act, but it's really a Main... Read More

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