ASAE this week announced the winners of the 2021 Power of A Awards, created to celebrate and promote the invaluable contributions that associations make to America and the world. Six associations will be recognized with a 2021 Summit Award, ASAE’s highest honor for the association community, during the Summit Awards on September 30, 2021, at… Read more »

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 »

The federal government is likely to run out of borrowing authority sometime in October or November unless Congress acts to raise or suspend the debt ceiling, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO warning comes as Republican leaders have signaled they won’t likely cooperate to raise the debt limit. “I can’t imagine a single… Read more »

ASAE and the Coalition to Protect and Promote Association Health Plans voiced support for legislation introduced this week to expand healthcare options and lower costs for small businesses and their employees through AHPs. The “Association Health Plans Act of 2021” (H.R. 4547) was introduced yesterday by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI). Co-sponsors include Rep. Michael C…. Read more »

ASAE and other members of the Business Continuity Coalition (BCC) urged lawmakers in a Senate Banking subcommittee hearing today to develop a public/private program to mitigate event cancellation, business interruption and related losses from a future pandemic or other devastating event. The Senate Banking Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment convened the hearing to “explore… Read more »

WASHINGTON – On behalf of small businesses and self-employed individuals across the country, we applaud Representatives Walberg (R-MI), Foxx (R-NC), Burgess (R-TX), and Allen (R-GA), along with Senators Kennedy (R-LA), Rubio (R-FL), Sasse (R-NE), Braun (R-IN), Scott (R-FL), and Hyde-Smith (R-MS), for their ongoing commitment to enacting policies that would give employees of small employers… Read more »