Topics: COVID-19

President Halts Stimulus Talks

President Trump announced on Twitter Oct. 6 that he is ending negotiations with congressional Democrats over a new economic aid package to respond to the Coronavirus until after Election Day. More

Lawmakers Remains Divided Over Coronavirus Relief Bill

Members of Congress left Washington after another week without measurable progress toward a bipartisan coronavirus relief bill. The White House has signaled a new willingness to support a $1.5 trillion bill, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to insist on at least $2.2 trillion. More

NATSO Urges Congress to Enact Paycheck Protection Program Small Business Enhancement Act

NATSO joined a coalition representing small businesses in urging Congress to enact the Paycheck Protection Program Small Business Enhancement Act (H.R.7894) and provide critical help for the small businesses and organizations that continue to face unprecedented challenges from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. More

NATSO Policy Update: President Signs Executive Orders as Stimulus Talks Hit Impasse

President Trump signed a memorandum directing the Treasury Department to defer payroll taxes from September 1 through the end of the year for those earning under $4,000 (pre-tax) during any bi-weekly pay period (or $96,000/year). Other executive actions, which come amid an impasse on agreeing to additional coronavirus relief between the Administration and congressional Democratic leaders, include allowing a $400 federal unemployment benefit add-on; providing assistance to renters and homeowners regarding evictions; and suspending student loan payments. More

NATSO Update: GOP Stimulus Proposal Members Only Join or Login

Lawmakers are at least a week away from a deal being signed into law on the $1 trillion stimulus proposal introduced in late July. Even if Congressional negotiators reached an agreement today which is unlikely, the earliest Congress would be able to vote is August 6 or 7. Negotiators do not appear close to an agreement, although material progress was made over the weekend. More

NATSO Encourages Travel Plazas and Truckstops to Require Masks

NATSO Encourages Travel Plazas and Truckstops to Require Masks

This week, NATSO encouraged truckstops and travel plazas nationwide to adopt a policy requiring customers to wear face coverings or masks to protect the health and safety of employees and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  More

NATSO UPDATE: COVID Relief Legislation

Negotiations on the next coronavirus response bill begin in earnest this week and pressures to act includes the expiration of expanded unemployment benefits July 31, the planned start of the congressional recess soon after, and economic and health care needs created by the coronavirus. More

NATSO, Love's Travel Stops Thank Congresswoman Kendra Horn for Commitment to Travel Plaza Industry

NATSO, Love's Travel Stops Thank Congresswoman Kendra Horn for Commitment to Travel Plaza Industry

NATSO, representing the nation’s travel plazas and truckstops, today thanked U.S. Congresswoman Kendra Horn for visiting the Love’s Travel Stop in Choctaw, Okla., to learn about the extensive measures taken by the truckstop and travel plaza industry to safeguard employees and customers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. More

House Lawmakers Introduce Liability Legislation

Reps. Garret Graves (R-LA) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) recently introduced COVID liability legislation in the House, H.R. 7528, the Get America Back to Work Act. More

NATSO, Donna’s Travel Plaza Thank Congressman Larsen for Commitment to Local Business

NATSO, Donna’s Travel Plaza Thank Congressman Larsen for Commitment to Local Business

NATSO, representing the nation’s truckstops and travel plazas, and Donna’s Travel Plaza today thanked U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen, (D-Wash.) for visiting its Tulalip, Wash., location to learn about the extensive measures taken by the truckstop and travel plaza industry to safeguard employees and customers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to learn more about travel center companies' investments in electric vehicle charging infrastructure. More

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