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U.S. Senate Passes PPP Extension through August 8, 2020 Last night, the U.S. Senate passed a bill extending the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) until August 8, 2020 under unanimous consent. The passage of the bill comes hours just before deadline for applications closed at midnight June 30, 2020. Per Politico, Senators had agreed that small…

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SBA and Treasury Announce New and Revised Guidance Regarding the PPP Per the U.S. Small Business Administration: The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, issued new and revised guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  This guidance implements the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA), signed into law…

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Bipartisan Letter to SBA Regarding EIDL Yesterday, the House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH) led a bipartisan group of Committee members in a letter to the Small Business Administration (SBA) asking for information regarding issues borrowers have faced with the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program. In the…

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Trump Signs PPP Flexibility Act Into Law President Trump just signed H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act, into law. The bipartisan bill introduced by Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX) and Congressman Dean Phillips (D-MN) passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week on a 417-1 vote. The U.S. Senate passed the bill this…

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UPDATE: Additional Information for PPP and Small Business Assistance The Trump Administration continues to update and provide additional information and resources with regard to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Small Business Administration released additional guidance regarding the Paycheck Protection Program: Assistance for…

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SBA and Department of Treasury Announce Interim Final Rule The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and U.S. Department of Treasury released an interim final rule on Temporary Changes to the Business Loan Program under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The interim rule provides borrowers and lenders guidance on requirements governing the forgiveness of PPP loans.…

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House Passes Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, 417 – 1. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX) and Congressman Dean Phillips (D-MN). The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), first established in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and…

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SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application Per the U.S. Small Business Administration: The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application. The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness…

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Additional Guidance on the PPP Loan Forgiveness Program The U.S. Small Business Administration in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Treasury released new guidance regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The interim rules can be found here: Interim Final Rule on Loan Forgiveness (Released May 22, 2020) Interim Final Rule on Loan Review Procedures and Related…

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U.S. House Considers PPP Reform Stand-alone Bill Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX), along with Congressman Dean Phillips (D-MN), Congressman Tom Emmer (R-MN), and Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI)  introduced H.R. 6886, the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act. The bipartisan bill will make necessary changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as business owners nationwide have expressed concerns with…

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