Topics: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

FNS Launches SNAP Reminders for Authorized Retailers

The Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) issued a notice on June 30 to retailers authorized to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formally known as food stamps, warning retailers against trafficking the benefits. More

House Passes COVID-19 Relief Plan

The House of Representatives late Friday night approved 219-212 a budget reconciliation bill reflecting President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief plan, sending the bill to the Senate for consideration. The legislation would provide direct payments, a child tax credit expansion in the form of direct payments, extended unemployment benefits, COBRA subsidies and ACA tax credit enhancements, state & local funding, among other provisions. More

President-Elect Biden Begins Cabinet Selections

President-Elect Biden Begins Cabinet Selections

President-Elect Biden has selected former Iowa Governor and Former USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to return as his Agriculture Secretary. This is positive for businesses hoping for robust biofuels incentives, as Vilsack is well-versed in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and other biofuel policies. More

House Passes $3 Trillion Coronavirus Spending Package Members Only Join or Login

The U.S. House of Representatives on May 15 approved a massive, $3 trillion coronavirus spending package that would, among other things, provide a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks, $200 billion in pay for essential workers and extend the federal $600-per-week unemployment benefits for six more months. More

President Signs Phase II Coronavirus Relief Package; Senate to Release Phase III Today

President Trump signed into law the "Phase II" coronavirus relief package (HR 6201) on March 18 that includes provisions for paid emergency leave. Among its many provisions, Phase II of HR 6201 requires employers with fewer than 500 workers to provide corona-affected individuals with paid sick and family leave, and creates tax credits for such employers to partially offset the new benefit obligations. More

NATSO, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Thank Congressman Brindisi for Commitment to Local Business

NATSO member Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores today thanked U.S. Congressman Anthony Brindisi for visiting its Binghamton, N.Y., location to learn about the critical role that travel plazas play in local economies as well as to discuss issues of importance to the truck stop and travel plaza industry. More

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