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During American Associations Day on Mar. 25, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), which focuses on the association and nonprofit community, will present two congressmen with ASAE Sentinel Awards in Washington, D.C.

The association is awarding congressmen Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) for their leadership roles in advocating for the association community in the ongoing discussion of comprehensive tax reform and for defending the need for government attendance at association meetings, respectively.

“ASAE and the association community are honored to present Congressman Tiberi and Congressman Pocan with Sentinel Awards for their proven commitment to associations in America,” said John H. Graham IV, president and CEO, ASAE. “Through their leadership, these congressmen have served as exceptional advocates for the association community by ensuring the continuation of public-private sector discussions at association meetings and defending associations from potentially revenue-sapping changes to the tax code.”

A senior member on the House Ways and Means Committee, Congressman Tiberi is an advocate for associations as the committee looks to reform the tax code. Tiberi is currently the chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures (taxes) and has represented Central Ohio in the House since 2000.

As a former association executive and ASAE member, Congressman Pocan is a champion for federal employee attendance at association meetings. Before entering Congress in January 2013, Pocan served seven terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly.

The Sentinel Awards will be presented during a reception at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill as part of ASAE’s annual Legislative Fly In, with ASAE’s board of directors and participants from American Associations Day in attendance.

American Associations Day and the Sentinel Award presentation are part of ASAE’s Power of A campaign, which calls attention to the association community’s contributions to America’s economy and to quality of life.

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