Coronavirus Government Response Update—Register Now for ISSA’s Next Advocacy Webinar

June 17, 2020 Coronavirus Government Response Update—Register Now for ISSA’s Next Advocacy Webinar

Welcome to the Coronavirus Government Response Update. This information is intended to keep ISSA members up to date on fast-moving government affairs related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as other public policy issues important to the cleaning industry. Today’s update touches on ISSA’s next advocacy webinar; support for Jumpstarting Our Businesses’ Success Credit (JOBS Credit) Act; former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairs Bernanke, Yellen, and other top economists’ support for additional coronavirus relief; and more.

New ISSA Advocacy Webinar – Legislative & Update: What Your Business Needs to Know
Register now for ISSA’s next free advocacy webinar, “Legislative & Regulatory Update: What Your Business Needs to Know,” from 12 pm-1 pm CT on Wednesday, June 24. During this webinar, you will learn about:

  • The details and status of a new federal stimulus package currently being considered by Congress
  • The status of the Clean Start: Back to Work Tax Credit Act and how you can help continue to build momentum for this important legislation
  • The latest regulations pertaining to cleaning products
  • A new ISSA Advocacy Fund initiative
  • And much more.

You may also have your most pressing government affairs-related questions answered as part of the webinar. This informative and interactive virtual event will feature ISSA Director of Government Affairs John Nothdurft and ISSA Federal Lobbyist Laurie Flanagan. For questions about the webinar, please contact Stacy Seiden, ISSA Government Affairs Coordinator, at [email protected]

ISSA Supports JOBS Credit Act
ISSA joined 128 organizations representing millions of workers and employers throughout the country to support the Jumpstarting Our Businesses’ Success Credit (JOBS Credit) Act of 2020. If enacted, the Jobs Credit Act would make several improvements to the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) and better fulfill the ERTC goal of keeping workers connected to their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. “An expansion of the Employee Retention Tax Credit is warranted so that cleaning-related companies can continue to retain employees and pay their healthcare benefits until more robust consumer spending returns,” said John Nothdurft, ISSA Director of Government Affairs.

Bernanke, Yellen Sign Letter with Top Economists for Congressional Coronavirus Relief
Former Fed Chairs Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen signed a letter with 130 top economists urging Congress to extend economic relief. “Insufficiently bold congressional policy responses to the Great Recession unnecessarily prolonged suffering and stunted economic growth,” it read. At a minimum, the letter demanded “continued support for the unemployed, new assistance to states and localities, investments in programs that preserve the employer-employee relationship, and additional aid to stabilize aggregate demand.” Congress is set to debate relief spending next month.

Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Recycling, Plastics Bill
Reps. Haley Stevens, D-Mich., and Anthony Gonzaler, R-Ohio, introduced the bipartisan Plastic Waste Reduction and Recycling Act to reduce plastic waste and improve the United States’ recycling industry. The act directs various federal agencies and offices to make strides to support plastics recycling.

Use ‘Find Politicians’ Tool in ISSA’s Action Center to Contact Your Elected Officials
Want to easily communicate with your federal and state elected officials? Use ISSA’s handy Advocacy Action Center to contact them directly. Simply scroll to the bottom of the page to “Find Politicians.” Once you enter your address, contact information for your elected officials will appear. You also will have the option to contact those officials directly through our site.

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