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By Amber ThomasApr 05, 2021

Biden Introduces Infrastructure Plan

President Joe Biden pledged to build a modern, sustainable infrastructure and an equitable, clean energy future during his campaign. At the end of March, he took the first step by introducing a massive spending proposal...

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasFeb 10, 2021

No Honeymoon for President Biden

President Joe Biden called for national unity in his inauguration address, but will Congress get the message? The first 100 days of a president’s term is often called the honeymoon period, when friends and opponents alike offer support in a gesture of...

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasOct 19, 2020

48 Hours and Counting: Coronavirus Stimulus Talks Continue

Will there or won’t there be another round of coronavirus relief before Election Day? The White House, the House, and the Senate are still apart, but the gap is narrowing, at least between the White House and the House...

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasOct 01, 2020

The Breakdown: What a 2020 Republican or Democratic Presidential Election Means for Business

The Republican and Democratic candidates are chosen. It should come as no surprise that it’s going to be a tough race between President Donald Trump, the Republican nominee and incumbent, and former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democrat and challenger...

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasSep 03, 2020

BIS Seeks Comment on Control of Foundational Technologies

BIS’s mission is to advance U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system and promoting continued U.S. strategic technology leadership...

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasSep 03, 2020

Payroll Tax Deferral Takes Effect

President Donald Trump’s executive order to defer employee payroll taxes through the end of 2020 took effect on Sept. 1. The new policy defers an employee’s obligation to pay the 6.2% Social Security tax from every paycheck, but it doesn’t forgive it...

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasAug 28, 2020

August Stimulus Update

Chief negotiators at the White House, Senate, and House remain deadlocked on a relief package to follow the CARES Act, despite the expiration of extended unemployment benefits and the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in July...

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Advocacy
By Tim ShinbaraAug 14, 2020

Mr. Shinbara Goes to Washington: A Manufacturing Technology Blog

Tim Shinbara has been serving as a Congressional Fellow in the office of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. as the chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SBC). The SBC develops legislation to strengthen small businesses...

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasAug 13, 2020

President Signs Executive Actions on Coronavirus

With negotiations on the next COVID-19 package stalled and some benefits expiring, President Donald Trump issued four executive actions to provide some relief until an agreement is reached. They include payroll tax deferral, student loan debt relief...

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Advocacy
By External ContributorAug 11, 2020

FAQs on Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation the Treasury Department, published this guidance to address borrower and lender...

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