Topics: Liability Protection

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

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

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

Senate Committee Examines Effects of COVID-19 on Transportation

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, led by Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA), held a hearing June examining the effects of COVID-19 on the state of transportation and critical infrastructure. The hearing sought to examine the main challenges the transportation industry is facing as a result of the pandemic, and discuss what the congressional response should be. More

NATSO, Essential Businesses Urge Congress to Act on Liability Protection

NATSO, Essential Businesses Urge Congress to Act on Liability Protection


Lawmakers, White House Consider Liability Protection for Businesses Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Congressional leadership and White House officials are considering whether to propose liability protection to encourage businesses to reopen without fear of individuals claiming to have contracted the coronavirus at a business location. More

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