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U.S. Senate Committee Holds Remote Hearing on CARES Act

May 19, 2020

  U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs convened a remote hearing today entitled “The Quarterly CARES Act Report to Congress.” In his opening statement U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stated that the Department has “worked closely with the[U.S.] Small Business Administration [SBA] on the Paycheck…

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Department of Treasury and SBA Release Loan Forgiveness Application

May 18, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration is working in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Treasury on the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP was established under H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The SBA and…

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SBA PPP Repayment Deadline May 18

May 18, 2020

In a interim rule, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provided that any borrower who applied for a PPP loan and repays the loan in full by May 14, 2020 will be deemed by SBA to have made the required certification concerning the necessity of the loan request in good…

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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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