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Sep. 22
Washington, D.C. – The ESOP Association (TEA) today exercised its rights under the Administrative Procedure Act to petition the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to undertake a long-delayed rulemaking essential to the formation and ongoing operation of ESOPs. Since 1974, the Department of Labor has steadfastly refused to fulfill requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in violation of Congressional direction and stakeholders’ rights under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).
Sep. 22
September 22, 2022 
The ESOP Association Petitions U.S. Department of Labor to Undertake Congressionally Mandated Rulemaking 
Aug. 31
In this month's issue: TEA Launches legal challenges in defense of ESOPs, commentary on regulatory overreach by TEA President & CEO Jim Bonham, new advocacy resources to help you engage this Employee Ownership Month, and much more.
Aug. 12
August 12, 2022
The ESOP Association Statement on Final Passage of Inflation Reduction Act
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act (HR 5376).  It will now advance to President Biden and is expected to be signed into law in the next ten days.
Aug. 08
August 8, 2022
The ESOP Association Hails Senate Passage of Critical Provisions in Reconciliation Bill
The Senate-passed reconciliation bill in Congress, titled the Inflation Reduction Act (H.R. 5376), includes language promoted by The ESOP Association to protect employee stock ownership plans from new excise taxes on stock repurchases.  This provision potentially paves the way for a tremendous financial incentive to form employee stock ownership plans.  
Jul. 29
Welcome to the July issue of the ESOP Report. This month we feature a lot of information about employee engagement, growing a culture, and resources to help your ESOP.
Jul. 21
Yesterday the House of Representatives passed H.R. 8294, a package of six fiscal year 2023 federal appropriations bills. The six-bill package includes the FY 2023 Financial Services and General Government funding bill, whose related agencies like the Small Business Administration have regulatory oversight of some ESOP-related issues, and which includes provisions that will directly impact ESOPs and employee ownership in America.
Jun. 28
Welcome to the June issue of the ESOP Report - find the latest ESOP news, tips, topics, and more!
Jun. 24
Senator Van Hollen is a strong supporter of ESOPs and it was our pleasure to host him at the International Employee Ownership Center for an event. Employee owners in Maryland should be proud of his advocacy on their behalf.
Jun. 23
Employee ownership is continuing to see support in Congress, coming off two huge wins in the U.S. Senate.  This time the House Appropriations Committee is considering a bill that would continue to direct the Small Business Administration to act in support of employee ownership.  This effort continues the drumbeat in Congress, led by The ESOP Association, supporting employee ownership.  Details are below.