Senate GOP Bill Includes 501(c)(6) Access to PPP

Senate Republicans on Monday introduced an approximately $1 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package called the HEALS Act that, among other provisions, expands access to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for all 501(c)(6) associations with 300 or fewer employees. The HEALS Act is comprised of a series of bills, including an updated measure from Senate Small Business… Read more »

Senate GOP Delays Rollout of $1T COVID-19 Bill

Senate Republicans were forced to delay rollout of their $1 trillion coronavirus relief package today after failing to resolve policy disagreements with the White House. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was set to introduce his COVID-19 bill on the Senate floor this morning and shift to negotiations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and… Read more »

ASAE Reiterates Pleas for Section 501(c)(6) COVID Aid

ASAE delivered its sixth letter to House and Senate leaders this week requesting aid for 501(c)(6) associations as they work to cobble together what could be the last COVID-19 relief package before the November elections. Senate Republicans were set to introduce a draft bill earlier today but had to scuttle those plans after failing to… Read more »

Congress to Open Talks on Next COVID Relief Bill

Congress is set to return to Washington next week to hammer out a deal on the next COVID-19 relief package before the August recess and House and Senate leaders are reportedly still far apart on the major provisions of the bill. Lawmakers privately believe an agreement will be reached but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell… Read more »

House Dems Seek to Boost Federal Spending by $250B

House Democrats are seeking to boost federal spending by about $250 billion for fiscal 2021 to address the economic emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a move that would circumvent a budget deal reached last year with congressional Republicans and the Administration. Democratic appropriations bills introduced this week would bring discretionary spending to more than… Read more »