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70 Days Until Ex-Im Bank Expires, No Closer to Action

70 Days Until Ex-Im Bank Expires, No Closer to Action

With August recess looming, Congress still has not decided on an action plan to deal with the reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank, which is set to expire Sept. 30 and has become a political lightening rod in recent weeks.

Bill Introduced to Ease Federal Contracting Process

Last week, Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) introduced legislation which would increase efficiency and streamline the registration process for small businesses interested in participating in the federal marketplace.

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Senate Finance Hearing on Corporate Tax Avoidance

The Senate Finance Committee recently held a hearing on the international section of the tax code, namely how to address the practice of U.S. companies moving their headquarters abroad in pursuit of lower tax rates.

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Contradictory Court Rulings on ACA Tax Subsidies

Yesterday, two courts handed down opposing rulings on whether or not the IRS is authorized to provide health insurance tax subsidies to individuals in the federal exchange under the Affordable Care Act.

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NSBA Launches Small Business Voting Initiative

As part of NSBA’s continuing effort to strengthen the collective small-business voice, we recently launched a new get-out-the-vote initiative as part of our 70 Million Strong and Voting campaign.

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Ex-Im Reauthorization Remains in Jeopardy

With only 77 days left until the current authorization for the Export-Import Bank expires, Congress continues to wrestle with what to do about its future. NSBA is urging members to contact their lawmakers in support of the Bank.

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White House Launches SupplierPay Initiative

Last week, President Barack Obama met with businesses, their suppliers and the SBA to launch a new program called SupplierPay, to ensure that large corporations pay their small contractors in a more timely fashion.

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House Hearing Examines Procurement Reform Delays

Yesterday, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, held a hearing on the delayed implementation of various small-business contracting reforms as passed under the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act.

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Bipartisan Workforce Bill Heads to President’s Desk

Last week, the House passed a revised Senate version of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act which would modernize and improve existing federal workforce development programs.

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Bill Introduced to Expand Overtime Pay

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) recently introduced legislation which would make several major changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, effectively expanding the number of salaried workers eligible for overtime pay.

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