Decoding D.C.

AALU’s weekly Government Affairs product covering essential policy and politics for the advisor.


Coronavirus Response, Reg BI Form CRS, and More

March 13, 2020 Washington Update Congress Considers Economic Package to Address Coronavirus The novel coronavirus, labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization earlier this week, has taken center stage in Washington. President Trump addressed the nation from the Oval Office Wednesday night, laying out a series of proposals to address the crisis. Trump proposed...

MA Fiduciary | COLI & NY 187 | 2020 Primary Season

February 28, 2020 Podcast: Freshman Congressman Denver Riggleman [R-VA-5] This month, the AALU podcast brings to you Rep. Denver Riggleman [R-VA-5]. Rep. Riggleman, who serves on the House Financial Services Committee, is a former military intelligence official in the U.S. Air Force and a distillery owner with a gregarious personality. In this episode, we chat...

Endorsed Candidate Profile: Rep. Tom Suozzi [D-NY-3]

Rep. Tom Suozzi, trained as an attorney and CPA, has been representing the Third Congressional District in New York since 2016. He is a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, the chief tax-writing committee of the House of Representatives; serving on both the Oversight and Tax Policy subcommittees. Congressman Suozzi is also the…

Oh, to be a Fly-in the Walls of Congress

It’s no secret that our lawmakers need help understanding complex issues. Of the 535 current Members of Congress, only 21 have background in any type of insurance, while there are 42 former prosecutors, 41 former mayors, 16 physicians, 7 ordained ministers, an almond farmer, and even a former NFL player. These Members vote on legislation…

NEW SEC Guidance | The Art of the Fly-In | Last Chance to VOTE

February 14, 2020 Washington Update Parties Spar Over TCJA’s Corporate Tax Cut At Ways & Means Hearing This week’s Ways and Means Committee hearing on the corporate tax rate was a partisan affair during which it was clear that the two parties are operating off of two different sets of facts. The opening statements from…

The SECURE Act and Your Practice | Iowa Caucuses and More!

January 31, 2020 Register for Capitol Hill Club Day: Advocate to Elevate Your Profession Transform 2020 is just around the corner! Sign up today to join us for Capitol Hill Club day on April 28th – the final day of Transform. Add your voice to the halls of Congress, meet with your representatives, and advocate...

15 Days: Are You Prepared for NY’s Best Interest Rule?

January 17, 2020 Register for Capitol Hill Club Day Transform 2020 is just around the corner… Sign up today to join us for Capitol Hill Club day on April 28th – the final day of Transform. Add your voice to the halls of Congress, meet with your Representatives, and advocate for your profession! To sign...

AALU Endorsed Candidate Spotlight: Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA-38]

Rep. Sánchez and AALU Ambassador Marc Schwartz grab coffee in Los Angeles in August of 2019 Rep. Linda Sánchez has been a strong progressive voice for California’s 38th District since 2002. In her 18 years of service, Rep. Sánchez, has become a leader within the Democratic party and a major player among powerful committees in…