Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin this week previewed the Trump administration’s priorities in the next COVID-19 relief package, which include bolstering the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and changes to “fix” unemployment insurance. In testimony before the Senate Small Business Committee, Mnuchin signaled that President Trump would be supportive of another economic stimulus bill despite touting a… Read more »

ASAE’s American Associations Week (AAW), a free, virtual education and advocacy event for associations, will kick off Monday, June 15, with a policy briefing on ASAE’s current asks of Congress in the next COVID-19 relief package. Events are scheduled throughout the week for associations to engage with policymakers including Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Reps…. Read more »

The latest episode of ASAE’s ‘Stronger by Association’ podcast highlights associations’ continued work to help society respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and move toward eventual recovery. Hosted by ASAE Vice President of Public Policy Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, the episode includes background on the association community’s COVID-19 efforts from ASAE President and CEO Susan Robertson,… Read more »

Senate leaders say the next package of COVID-19 relief will be the final major legislation this year aimed at alleviating economic stress related to the pandemic, and will be a smaller package than the $3 trillion HEROES Act passed by the House last month. While initially aiming to pass something before the July 4 recess,… Read more »

The Senate cleared legislation yesterday to ease restrictions on loans obtained through the popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), created to assist small businesses struggling during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The bill, which passed the House last week, now heads to President Trump’s desk for signature. The bill, passed by unanimous consent, is designed to make… Read more »