SBA Streamlines Forgiveness Process for PPP Loans

The Small Business Administration (SBA) issued new guidance yesterday designed to accelerate the end of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) by streamlining the process for millions of small businesses and nonprofit employers to have their emergency payroll loans forgiven. The PPP was one of the largest and most popular federal relief programs created last year… Read more »

July 15 Webinar: Are Grasstops Networks an Advantageous & Key Advocacy Strategy?

As the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, it’s tempting for associations to resume depending solely on staff-driven methods in pursuing their legislative priorities. Hosted by ASAE’s Government Relations and Advocacy Professionals Advisory Council, this online conversation unwraps how grasstops have proven beneficial in different association settings and unveils ideas for identifying and cultivating your own network of… Read more »

Bipartisan Infrastructure Talks Continue Amid Challenges

Yesterday, a bipartisan group of 21 senators announced support for a nearly $1 trillion traditional infrastructure framework. POLITICO reports the framework, which now has the support of 11 Republican senators, does not include any tax increases and is instead funded through a combination of revenue raisers that include repurposing COVID relief funds and reducing the… Read more »

ASAE Joins Business Continuity Coalition

ASAE joined the steering committee of the Business Continuity Coalition (BCC) as a part of the association’s steadfast effort to help pass critically needed pandemic risk insurance legislation. “ASAE is honored to join the BCC and help find a strong solution for pandemic risk insurance and, in particular, event cancellation coverage,” said ASAE President and… Read more »

Senate Passes U.S. Innovation and Competition Act

With a 68-32 vote, the Senate on Tuesday passed the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, meant to bolster America’s technological and economic competition with China. The legislation – totaling roughly $250 billion – was a major priority for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and was co-authored by Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.). The bill now… Read more »