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Action Moves Forward on Continuing Resolution

Action Moves Forward on Continuing Resolution

The House is set to vote soon on a 10-week CR to keep the government running beyond Sept. 30, and includes language on ISIL. The Senate is expected to pass the measure quickly after the House.

Ex-Im Bank Will Get Short-Term Reauthorization

Included in the stopgap funding bill to keep the government running after the end of the month, likely to be voted on in the coming day or two, is a nine-month extension for Ex-Im Bank, which is set to expire on Sept. 30.

Ex-Im is an independent federal agency that helps create and maintain U.S. jobs by filling gaps in private export financing at no cost to American taxpayers. Ex-Im provides a variety of financing mechanisms, including working capital financing, export-credit insurance and financial guarantees to help foreign buyers purchase U.S. goods and services.

The continuing resolution (CR) which will likely be voted on either today or tomorrow,

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House Hearing with SBA Administrator

Last week, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing on the SBA examining its ability to most effectively benefit America’s small businesses and bolster their role in the economy – the sole witness was Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.

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NLRB Pushes Back Against Arbitration

Recently, a NLRB judge against UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s employee arbitration agreement requiring employees to go through individual arbitration vs. a class action suit.

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Save the Date: Small Business Congress Feb. 19-20

Mark your calendar for NSBA’s 2015 Small Business Congress in Phoenix, Arizona Feb. 19-20 where small-business leaders will network  and develop a small-business agenda for upcoming session of Congress.

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Lawmakers Focus on Continuing Resolution

Congress has less than ten legislative days before current government funds run out on Sept. 30, making one of their top priorities in coming days the passage of a continuing resolution to keep the federal government funded.

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House to Consider Expanded ACA Grandfather Clause

The House will likely take-up a bill that would allow insurance companies to continue selling plans offered in 2013—even if they don’t meet the new standards implemented by the Affordable Care Act.

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House Leader Outlines September Agenda

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) outlined his September agenda which includes plans to pass a short-term spending bill, as well as packaging 14 bills into a jobs package and another package of 13 bills aimed at lowering energy costs.

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IRS Releases ACA Form Instructions

Last week, the IRS released draft instructions for the forms required by employers under the employer mandate portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Ex-Im Reauthorization Included in CR

With only 21 days left until the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. charter expires, House Republican leaders are considering extending the Bank’s charter through June 2014 as part of a larger continuing resolution.

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