SBA Simplifies Forgiveness Process for Some PPP Loans

On October 19, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Treasury Department issued interim final rules (IFR) revising the process for some businesses to seek Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness and lender evaluation of loan forgiveness applications submitted in accordance with the new process. These IFR offer additional guidance to further simplify …

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PIA, Allies Call for Congressional Action on PPP Loan Forgiveness

PIA National, along with dozens of allies in the business community, sent a letter November 19 calling on congressional leaders to reform the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness process before the end of the year. The letter calls on Congress to pass the Paycheck Protection Program Small Business Forgiveness Act (S. 4117/H.R. 7777), championed …

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House Committee Holds Hearing on Insuring for a Pandemic

On November 19, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing, Insurance and Community Development held a hearing entitled, “Insuring Against a Pandemic: Challenges and Solutions for Policyholders and Insurers.” This follows a September Congressional Roundtable that PIA National participated in, where we expressed our support for the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act (PRIA), H.R. 7011. In …

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Senate Approves Bill that Includes NFIP Extension Until Sept. 2021

This evening, the U.S. Senate voted to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through December 11, 2020 by a vote of 84-10. This follows action from the House, which cleared the measure on September 22.  In a key win for PIA members, the bill includes an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until next year, …

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Effort is Stymied in Senate

Throughout the summer, PIA National advocated for legislation to improve the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness process. In recent weeks, we have been working with a loose coalition of business groups to urge the passage of bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND).  This afternoon, S. 4117, the Paycheck Protection Small Business Forgiveness Act, was brought to the …

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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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