Topics: COVID-19

NATSO Update: COVID Spending Talks Gain Momentum

NATSO Update: COVID Spending Talks Gain Momentum

If an agreement can be reached, the provisions will likely be attached to an appropriations bill to extend government funding beyond Dec. 11.  More

NATSO, Industry Urge HHS to Appropriately Prioritize Essential Businesses in Vaccine Distribution Strategy


Virus Surge Prompts States to Reimpose Restrictions

Dozens of states are reimposing restrictions intended to stop the COVID-19 virus from spreading out of control. More

COVID Relief Talks: Where Negotiations Stand

COVID Relief Talks: Where Negotiations Stand

Lawmakers had paused negotiations on a COVID relief / stimulus bill until after the election, and Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) is now set to take a more active role in the talks. There is general agreement that something could pass between now and March, though the disagreements that plagued previous efforts persist. If the virus continues spiraling, it increases the odds of a stimulus bill in the near-term. More

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

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