A Year of Legislative Victories for Associations and Their Meetings

Looking back over 1997, Jim Clarke, vice president, government affairs, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), observes that the meeting industry is establishing a stronger presence on Capitol Hill. With the reestablishment of the travel and tourism caucus, a group of legislators who lend support to relevant issues, Clarke says, "the industry is starting to find some champions."

Here's an overview of associations' 1997 victories and defeats: Music Licensing: Meeting indust

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