COVID-19 Forces Senate to Delay Return to DC

A rash of positive COVID-19 diagnoses for Senate Republicans has led Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to postpone Senate floor activity for two weeks. The Senate was in session last week and had been scheduled to return next Monday. Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) all confirmed they have… Read more »

Trump Calls Off Broader COVID-19 Relief Talks

President Trump on Tuesday abruptly ordered Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to cut off COVID-19 relief negotiations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) until after the November elections. In a series of tweets shortly after he was released from a hospital where he was treated for COVID-19 over the weekend, Trump accused Pelosi of “not negotiating… Read more »

House Dems Likely to Pass $2.2 Trillion COVID Bill

Barring a last-minute deal with the administration, House Democrats are likely to approve a $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief package today without Republican support before leaving Washington to run for reelection. The House bill, a slimmed-down version of the $3.4 trillion HEROES Act that the House passed in May, includes a provision to expand eligibility for… Read more »

Deadline for ASAE’s COVID-19 Relief Sign-On Letter is Tomorrow

More than 2,200 associations have joined ASAE’s latest letter to Congress requesting COVID-19 assistance for 501(c)(6) organizations. The deadline to join the letter is tomorrow and interested parties are encouraged to add their organization’s name to the letter here. ASAE’s sign-on letter urges Congress to expand access to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to include… Read more »

Bipartisan House Group Unveils $1.5 Trillion COVID Framework

Frustrated with the stalemate on a new coronavirus relief package, the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus has assembled a roughly $1.5 trillion framework intended as a last-ditch effort to spur negotiations before Congress leaves Washington for the election season. The plan, led by Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Tom Reed (R-NY), is designed for a six-month… Read more »