House Passes Flood Insurance Program Extension to Sept. 2021

The U.S. House voted 359-57 tonight to pass the continuing resolution (CR) legislation to fund the federal government to December 11th. As reported earlier today, the bill includes an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until next year, to September 30th, 2021. The program is set to expire next week on September 30th.  The vote on the CR …

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House Bill Would Extend Flood Program Until Sept. 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider a continuing resolution (CR) this week to fund the federal government until December 11. A vote could come as soon as today. Authority to fund the federal government runs out on Sept. 30, unless Congress acts.  Notable for PIA members is the inclusion in the CR of a short-term …

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PIA Urges Congress to Streamline PPP Loan Forgiveness Process

PIA National, along with a broad coalition of business groups, has sent a letter to Congressional leadership to urge them to pass legislation that would improve the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness process.  With Congress  in a stalemate on the passage of a larger COVID-19 relief package, PIA National has joined with a large alliance of business …

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PIA Participates in Congressional Roundtable on Future Pandemics

Throughout the summer, PIA National has been focused on providing immediate relief to small businesses, enabling them to survive in the current economic climate. We have engaged in sustained advocacy for more funding and vital reforms to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), making it more useful to small businesses. We are actively pursuing the inclusion …

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Further Coronavirus Relief Uncertain; Executive Actions Taken

The White House’s negotiations with Capitol Hill over a fourth coronavirus economic stimulus package failed last week after three weeks of ultimately fruitless talks. The failure to make a deal leaves businesses and employees left to survive financially as coronavirus cases rise, and several states roll back orders to reopen businesses, keeping many of them …

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Paycheck Protection Program Clarifications Continue

In July, PIA National submitted comments on two different regulatory proposals promulgated by the Small Business Administration (SBA) concerning the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Since then, regulatory activity has continued apace in formal and informal ways. The latest entry in the growing literature on How to Interpret the PPP is an August …

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