Trump Opposing Funding for Postal Service

President Trump said earlier today that he won’t support emergency funding the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) because it would help expand mail-in voting during the pandemic. Trump told reporters he would not approve the $25 billion in USPS funding that congressional Democrats seek, or $3.5 billion in supplemental funding for the revenue-challenged agency. “Now, they… Read more »

Trump’s Payroll Tax Deferral Raises Questions

President Trump’s executive action last weekend to defer collection of payroll taxes forces employers, including associations, to make some difficult choices in the weeks ahead. Trump’s executive order defers payroll taxes from Sept. 1 through the end of December, meaning companies have just weeks to figure out whether the order is mandatory and modify payroll… Read more »

COVID-19 Relief Talks Still at Stalemate

Talks on a new COVID-19 relief package have gone nowhere on Capitol Hill this week, leading to speculation that a deal won’t be reached before September at the earliest. The vast majority of senators headed home last week and the House is in recess until Sept. 14, with attention shifting for the next two weeks… Read more »

ASAE Continues Push for 501(c)(6) Access to PPP

ASAE continues to press Congress to support an expansion of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to include 501(c)(6) associations in the new COVID-19 relief package currently being negotiated. Democratic leaders and White House officials are reportedly far apart on the size and scope of the package, but there are also developments since last week’s introduction… Read more »

Negotiations Continue on New COVID-19 Relief Bill

Negotiations are continuing this afternoon on a new COVID-19 relief package, but House leaders and senior Trump administration officials say they are not close to a deal as the end of the week approaches. Talks are primarily between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White… Read more »