The Legislative “L’s” to Watch in 2021

The Legislative “L’s” to Watch in 2021

As we drive (or some may say careen) toward the election, we can anticipate any number of outcomes to the economy based on who wins. From the President, to Congress and statewide elections, the next election will likely cause some...
Legislative Report August 2020

Legislative Report August 2020

Federal Legislative Report Summary While August is normally a month for Congress to take a recess, some work was done as both chambers grapple with COVID-19 and its impact on the overall economy. H.R. 8014 would authorize the issuance of...
District Week Events Create Awareness of Industry Issues

District Week Events Create Awareness of Industry Issues

We often discuss the need for engagement between our members and their elected officials, but the real value from engagement is creating industry awareness among elected officials and their staff. During the last week of virtual district visits, ESA members...
Legislative Report July 2020

Legislative Report July 2020

Federal Legislative Report Summary July was probably more significant for what didn’t happen – a new wave of stimulus funds for a continuing beleaguered economy. While Congress did manage to pass a bill to extend the application period for the...
District Week is Connecting Industry Executives on Key Legislative Topics

District Week is Connecting Industry Executives on Key Legislative Topics

ESA’s District Week 2020, August 10-14, is connecting leaders from the electronic security and life safety industry with local members of congress — as we speak! Throughout the week, ESA has coordinated one-on-one meetings between ESA members and their local...
Legislative Report June 2020

Legislative Report June 2020

Federal Legislative Report Summary Congress continues to explore and wrangle with the economic impact of COVID-19. In June the only substantive bill to pass was H.R. 7010 – the “Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act of 2020.” This bill provides several needed...
District Week 2020 – A New Approach to Government Engagement

District Week 2020 – A New Approach to Government Engagement

Most ‘fly-in’ events, if not all, have gone to virtual formats this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but ESA took the first step toward this format back in 2018 when we decided to schedule visits between our members and...
Legislative Report May 2020

Legislative Report May 2020

Federal Legislative Summary Congress stayed busy with numerous bills aimed at fixing current gaps in recently passed Covid-19 relief/stimulus legislation. With an estimated 40 million jobs lost during the last two months, it seems unlikely Congress will be able to...
New Law Adds Flexibility to Paycheck Protection Loans

New Law Adds Flexibility to Paycheck Protection Loans

President Trump signed H.R. 7010, the “Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020,” on June 5th and it is expected this bill will provide further relief for businesses that qualify for the PPP loans. Among several provisions in this bill,...
After April’s Stimulus Funding, What’s Next for the Economy?

After April’s Stimulus Funding, What’s Next for the Economy?

It could be viewed as an anti-climactic month considering what transpired in Congress during March. The national fear and spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) prompted a virtual shutdown of the national economy resulting in the most jobs lost since the Great...

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