Advocacy

17 Mar

Health Insurance Subsidies Expanded in Relief Bill, Marketplace Open Through August 15

This change increases subsidies for people already eligible and offers new subsidies for higher earners who previously did not qualify. 

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17 Mar
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ABA Releases Report Detailing Amazon’s Anti-competitive Behavior

ABA makes the case for investigating Amazon for antitrust violations, concluding that it is best for the country’s economy and its consumers that Amazon be broken up into at least four autonomous companies: retail, e-commerce marketplace platform, web services, and logistics. 

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09 Mar

PPP Changes for Sole Proprietors, Self-Employed Individuals

Self-employed business owners with no employees can now elect to calculate their maximum PPP loan using their 2019 or 2020 gross income rather than net profit.

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03 Mar
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Apply for PPP Before the Two-Week Priority Window Ends March 9

Eligible bookstores are encouraged to apply for either their first or second draw PPP loan before the 14-day window closes. Bookstores can find a participating PPP lender through the SBA Lender Match tool.

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23 Feb
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PPP Changes Grant Certain Businesses Access to Relief

Starting February 24, the Biden Administration is opening a 14-day period in which only small businesses with fewer than 20 employees can apply for relief.

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22 Feb
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Health Insurance Marketplace Open Through May 15

If booksellers missed the 2021 Open Enrollment Period for Affordable Care Act coverage, there are still options in 2021 as things have changed under the Biden Administration.

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16 Feb
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Visit ABA’s Advocacy Division in the Wi16 Expo

Booksellers are invited to speak with the advocacy team about any legislative or policy issues that impact their store, negatively or positively.

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16 Feb
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Join ABA and Rep. Cicilline for an Antitrust Webinar on February 22

The event, “Reining in Monopoly Power: Small Businesses and the Push to Strengthen Antitrust Laws,” is an opportunity for booksellers to learn about recent antitrust updates and participate in a live Q&A.

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09 Feb
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Register Now for Antitrust Webinar With Rep. Cicilline

Booksellers are encouraged to register for an upcoming antitrust webinar with Rep. David Cicilline, chair of the House Antitrust Subcommittee, on Monday, February 22.

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09 Feb
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Health Insurance Marketplace Reopens February 15

If booksellers missed the 2021 Open Enrollment Period for Affordable Care Act coverage, there are still options in 2021 as things have changed under the Biden Administration.

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02 Feb
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Join ABA for a February 22 Antitrust Webinar With Rep. Cicilline

“Reining in Monopoly Power: Small Businesses and the Push to Strengthen Antitrust Laws” is an opportunity for booksellers to learn about recent antitrust updates and participate in a live Q&A.

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27 Jan

Get Your PPP Round Two Questions Answered on a January 28 Webinar

The webinar, which will last approximately one hour, will cover PPP reauthorization and important changes, advance grants through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, SBA Debt Relief Program, and more.

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13 Jan

SBA to Open 20 Women’s Business Centers Across America

The centers will be hosted in rural and underserved markets and widen the footprint and partnership with historically Black colleges and universities.

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13 Jan
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Check Out ABA’s New Advocacy Page on BookWeb

Booksellers can use the new page to participate in advocacy campaigns, search for legislation, get voting information, and find and message their federal and state elected officials.

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