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 »

ASAE Extends Deadline for COVID-19 Relief Sign-On Letter

The deadline to join ASAE’s latest letter to Congress requesting COVID-19 assistance for 501(c)(6) organizations has been extended to Sept. 25. Association leaders are encouraged to add their organization’s name to the letter here. The sign-on letter, which already includes more than 1,600 signatories, calls on Congress to expand access to the Paycheck Protection Program… Read more »

ASAE’s Op-Ed in The Hill Reinforces Urgency for COVID Relief

In a recent op-ed published in The Hill, ASAE President and CEO Susan Robertson, CAE, amplified ASAE’s calls on Congress to swiftly extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and provide relief for America’s associations during the months-long COVID-19 pandemic. Congress has enacted several sweeping rescue packages this year to assist individuals, small businesses and various… Read more »

Join ASAE’s Latest Sign-On Letter for 501(c)(6) Aid

More than 1,000 organizations in the last week have joined ASAE’s latest sign-on letter calling on Congress to expand access to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to include 501(c)(6) nonprofit associations. While the White House and congressional Democrats remain far apart in negotiations on a new COVID-19 relief package, the stakes are high if Congress… Read more »

Senate Vote Fails on ‘Targeted’ COVID-19 Relief Bill

Senate Democrats successfully blocked passage today of a scaled-down Republican COVID-19 relief bill that they said did not go far enough to address the economic and public health problems caused by the pandemic. With talks between the White House and Democratic leaders still at an impasse, next steps on a negotiated bill remain unclear. Treasury… Read more »