The Congressional and Political Affairs team monitors and advocates on legislative matters that affect the accounting profession. The AICPA develops Congressional testimony, has contact with federally-elected officials and their staffs, and works with regulatory agencies to help promote sound policymaking. A complete list of regulatory and legislative issues can be accessed below.
All 54 state CPA societies have joined the AICPA in requesting that congressional leadership add a PPP expense deductibility provision to any must-pass, year-end legislative package.
The PPP Deductibility Coalition -- 683 business associations, including the AICPA -- has sent a letter to congressional leadership requesting action on the tax treatment of PPP loan forgiveness.
The AICPA and over 80 additional organizations expressed concern in a letter to Congress about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) “Loan Necessity Questionnaires.”
How You Can Get Involved
As a CPA, the Congressional and Political Affairs Team encourages all members of the AICPA to be involved in the political process and make your voice heard.
As part of the Institute’s advocacy efforts, the AICPA Federal Key Person Program seeks interested AICPA members to develop relationships with their Senators and Congressperson. Key Persons are periodically asked to call or write Congressional Members regarding specific legislative issues.
The AICPA PAC is a vehicle by which AICPA members can help to have the voice of the profession heard on Capitol Hill. Member contributions to the PAC are welcome at any time and can be made online.
Library of Congress
A reference for legislative information, Congressional activity, Congressional committees, Members of Congress, Federal Agencies and other information on the legislative process.
Includes links to Senate action, committees, hearings, markups of bills, all official Senators’ websites, etc.
U.S. House of Representatives
Includes links to House action, committees, hearings, markups of bills, all official House Members’ websites, etc.