Legislation Update

Federal Proposed Legislation:  H.R. 5845 – 115th Congress (2017-2018)

Official Title as Introduced: No Couches for Congress Act

This bill amends the Rules of the House of Representatives to: (1) prohibit Members of the House from using congressional offices or official House resources for personal overnight accommodations, and (2) require the House Committee on Ethics to respond to complaints filed by Members of the House.

The bill also amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow Members of the House a deduction of up to $3,000 for living expenses with an adjustment for inflation after 2018

Get informed https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/5845?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22H.R.+5845%22%5D%7D&r=1

And then Let Your Voice be Heard: Go to My Vote and contact your representatives.


Legislation Update

Federal Proposed Legislation: S. 33147 – 115th Congress (2017-2018)

Official Title as Introduced: Census Equality Act

This bill aims to modify the federal data collection by requiring the collection of information on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in decennial census and the American Community Survey (ACS).

Get informed https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/3314/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%223314%22%5D%7D&r=3

And then Let Your Voice be Heard: Go to My Vote and contact your representatives.

2018 Conference Handouts and Survey

Thank you for attending the ICSEW Professional Development Conference.  Handouts and resources from the presenters have been uploaded to the ICSEW website.

Please take a few minutes to complete our 10 question survey by October 12th. Your feedback will be used to plan next year’s conference.

We invite you to attend our next meeting on Tuesday, November 20th, 8:00am-3:00pm, at WSDOT Materials Lab 1655 S. 2nd Avenue, Tumwater, WA 98512.

Employment Security Department wants your involvement

Employment Security Department wants your involvement on:


 The Paid Family and Medical Leave Program has filed proposed rules (form CR-102) for Phase Two of the rule making process. Phase Two proposed rules cover employer responsibilities, penalties, and small business assistance.

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