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U.S. Department of Commerce Announces New Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigation The U.S. Department of Commerce announced last week the initiation of antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations for the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. These investigations are intended to determine whether or not passenger vehicle and…

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U.S. Congress Passes Economic Relief Legislation- 2nd PPP Included in the Bill The U.S. Congress passed the $900 billion COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Relief Act today. This legislation, which passed along with the $1.4 trillion FY21 budget package, is the second largest stimulus package ever passed, behind the CARES Act, which was passed in March of…

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Economic Stimulus Bill Text Released– Vote Expected Today The U.S. Congress has released the full text of the new economic stimulus bill. They are expected to vote to pass the legislation later today. To read the full bill text, click here. To read a summary of the legislation, click here. Categories Auto Repair Clean Air…

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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Update The U.S. Congress is set to approve a new economic stimulus bill today, including a new round of PPP lending. The new round of PPP will be available to businesses with 300 or less employees who can demonstrate a 25% loss in any quarter of 2020 compared to 2019. The…

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Congressional Democrats Release COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Bill Summary Congress Set to Approve on Monday After a weekend of negotiations, the U.S Congress has come to an agreement on economic stimulus legislation for COVID-19 relief. The bill is expected to be voted on and passed Monday. Congressional Democrats released a summary of the legislation this evening.…

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U.S. Senate Releases Bill Text for Economic Stimulus Legislation The U.S. Congress took another step towards reaching a deal on economic stimulus for COVID-19 relief by releasing the legislative text for a $798 billion bill yesterday. This legislation was drafted by the bipartisan group of senators and is part-one of a two-part plan for relief.…

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WATCH NOW: Shop Owners Andy Fiffick and Bryan Gossel Discuss PPP ASA spoke with Ohio shop owner Andy Fiffick and Colorado shop owner Bryan Gossel about their experiences with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and navigating their businesses through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Congress is still negotiating new economic stimulus legislation including another…

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Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Release More Details on $908B Stimulus Plan The bipartisan group of Senators negotiating for a COVID-19 economic stimulus bill released more details of their $908 billion plan today. The U.S. Congress is attempting to come to an agreement on economic stimulus legislation before the end of the year. The current plan…

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EPA Finalizes Particulate Matter NAAQS The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced today at a press conference the final decision by the EPA to retain the existing National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM). These standards were set by the Obama-Biden Administration to limit harmful emissions and improve…

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Alliance for Automotive Innovation Releases 4-Year Policy Roadmap for AV Innovation The Alliance for Automotive Innovation released today the “Policy Roadmap to Advance Automated Vehicle Innovation: A four-year plan to revolutionize transportation”. This roadmap contains 14 specific recommendations organized into three main pillars: reform regulations to allow for AV deployment at scale, harmonize federal, state,…

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