In response to COVID-19, Congress passed the CARES Act to provide $2.2 trillion in financial relief for individuals, small businesses, corporations, hospitals, state and local governments, and certain nonprofit organizations. While associations are included in some of the CARES Act’s provisions, ASAE is very concerned that trade and professional associations experiencing severe revenue losses during… Read more »

The Senate adjourned today after competing proposals to add funding for COVID-19 relief failed to win support. Senate Democrats blocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bid to add $250 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program designed to assist small businesses, and Republicans rejected Democrats’ counter-offer to add an additional $250 billion for hospitals and local… Read more »

ASAE public policy recorded two new episodes of its Stronger by Association podcast, featuring The Power of Advocacy (COVID-19) and The Power to Solve Problems. Launched in celebration of our Centennial and 10 years of the Power of A, the podcast showcases how America’s and the world’s pressing problems are being solved through the association… Read more »

More than 10 million Americans lost their jobs and applied for unemployment benefits in March, according to the latest Labor Department numbers. More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment last week as much of the nation was put on shelter-in-place orders and non-essential businesses closed their doors. Predictably, job losses are soaring in restaurants,… Read more »

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today announced the formation of a bipartisan select committee to oversee the multitrillion-dollar federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress has passed three emergency coronavirus relief bills so far this year, including the $2.2 trillion CARES Act last week, the largest aid package in U.S. history. A fourth bill is on… Read more »