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 »

Congress Passes Short-Term Extension of PPP

Both the Senate and the House passed legislation by unanimous consent this week to extend the deadline for eligible businesses to apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, which was scheduled to expire June 30. The PPP, which was created to help small businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic, has more than $130 billion in loan… Read more »