Policy News – April 8, 2021

The U.S. Small Business Administration will officially open the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal tomorrow, April 8, 2021 at 12 p.m. EDT for operators of live venues, live performing arts organizations, museums and movie theatres, as well as...

Policy News – March 25, 2021

Today at 2:30PM ET, the Committee on Small Business will hold a virtual hearing on the oversight of SBA’s COVID-19 relief programs which have collectively provided more than $900 billion in aid. Among others, programs covered in the hearing will include: Economic...

Policy News – March 18, 2021

Yesterday, House Republicans are expected to discuss and may vote lifting the ban on earmarks. This vote follows a robust discussion held last week on the issue. Yesterday The U.S. Department of Labor announced a Summer Data Challenge competition, created for scholars...

Policy News – March 11, 2021

Yesterday, The House took a final vote on the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, where it was passed. After the bill is signed by President Biden, this will bring United States Coronavirus response funding to a total of $5.5 trillion. This fact sheet was released by...

Policy News – March 4, 2021

Debate continues on the American Rescue Plan, with Senate Democrats largely ready to pass the measure. A “vote-a-rama” is expected to occur Thursday evening, with Senate Republicans set to flood the chamber with unlimited amendments, which could reshape...

Policy News – February 25, 2021

On Monday, the House Budget Committee passed the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill in a 19-16 vote and a floor vote is expected this week. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has expressed confidence the measure will pass in the Senate before unemployment benefits...