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U.S. House Considers PPP Reform Stand-alone Bill

May 22, 2020

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 the program.…

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U.S. House May Consider PPP Reform Stand-alone Bill

May 20, 2020

Congressman Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX) 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 the program. The legislation will: Allow forgiveness for expenses beyond the 8-week…

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DOL Announces Final Rule to Expand Access to Bonuses for Workers

May 20, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) held a background briefing regarding a final rule that allows employers to offer bonuses or other incentive-based pay to employees whose hours vary from week to week. Per the DOL, the final rule clarifies that payments in addition to the fixed salary are compatible…

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Minnesota Auto Dealers Sue Over Clean Cars Rule

January 8, 2021

The Minnesota Auto Dealers filed a suit against the state of Minnesota today in federal court. The lawsuit is an effort to stop the state from adopting harsher clean car standards set by the state of California. The auto dealers argue that the new standards would raise costs for consumers…

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EPA Finalizes Particulate Matter NAAQS

December 8, 2020

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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New Lobby Group Sets Goal of All Electric Vehicle Sales by 2030

November 18, 2020

This week, the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) announced their organizational goal of 100 percent electric vehicle sales by the end of the decade. ZETA is a coalition of 28 businesses across the United States, including utility groups like Pacific Gas and Electric, automobile industry stakeholders such as Tesla and…

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