SHRM Issues Its Post-Election Outlook for HR Public Policy

By Chatrane Birbal Dec 2, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team have already begun to release details on policy priories for his incoming administration in concert with efforts to assemble his cabinet. In addition, the 115th Congress will convene on January 3 with Republicans in control of both chambers of Congress. With President-elect Trump scheduled to be sworn into office as President on January 20, Republicans will control the White House and Congress for the first time since 2007. As with the start of every new Congress and administration, SHRM looks forward to working with the incoming presidential administration and Congress to advance effective workplace policies.

To provide an overview of the legislative landscape on HR public-policy issues, SHRM's Government Affairs Team has published a post-election guide highlighting what the election results mean for the HR profession and what we can expect from the new administration and the 115th Congress. 

HR public-policy issues that have already been mentioned by the incoming administration and congressional leaders as priority issues for 2017 include comprehensive tax reform; repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act; and enhanced interior immigration enforcement, including at the worksite and with employment-based visas. SHRM, along with its strategic affiliate the Council for Global Immigration, has been engaged in all of these issues through direct lobbying and member advocacy efforts and will continue to serve in leadership capacities on many of these issues in 2017. That's why earlier this year SHRM's Government Affairs department released its Principles for a 21st Century Workplace, highlighting a framework of HR public policies we hope to advance with the new administration and the 115th Congress. 


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