June 5, 2020


Federal

 

Trump Executive Order Aims to Cut Down on Infrastructure Delays by Skirting Environmental Laws

Yesterday evening, President Trump signed an executive order that will expedite the permitting process for major infrastructure project by waiving requirements under a suite of envi...

08.06.20 06:04 PM - Comment(s)

May 27, 2020


Federal


Movement from McConnell? Maybe Next Month

“In the next month or so we’ll be talking about possibly another bill.” Those words were spoken by none other than Mitch McConnell, the latest sign that Senate Republicans expect to get some new form of coronavirus relief passed. Given that...

27.05.20 11:27 PM - Comment(s)

May 26, 2020


Federal

 

House to Consider Further Changes to PPP

The House is set to vote on two bills from Minnesota Democrat Dean Phillips this week, both of which would affect changes to the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The first, HR 6782, would require the SBA to issue reports on ent...

27.05.20 01:08 PM - Comment(s)

May 22, 2020


Federal

 

Modifications to PPP on Hold

Despite garnering support from Senate Republicans, the Senate put off action on a bipartisan proposal to extend the small-business Paycheck Protection Program and make other changes to the initiative before leaving yesterday for a week long recess...

26.05.20 04:49 PM - Comment(s)

On the evening of May 15th, the House passed the HEROES Act – a $3 trillion coronavirus relief package. The final vote count was 208-199, with some moderate and progressive Democrats opting to vote no and a single Republican, Pete King (NY) voting yes.

While the bill has little chance of becoming law...

26.05.20 04:44 PM - Comment(s)