Raising revenue to pay for this bill will cause an all-out food fight amongst sectors of the business community.
Lisbeth A. Lyons
The USPS released its long-anticipated 10-year strategic plan this week and it’s a decidedly mixed bag for the commercial mailing sector, a supply chain that includes printing and packaging, and one that in 2019 generated an estimated $1.6 trillion in sales.
As the printing industry continues to grow and diversify, so does its advocacy in Washington and across the country. This year saw a new president inaugurated, a new U.S. Congress sworn into office, and new faces among the ranks of governors and state legislators.
There’s a two-week window during which lenders will be exclusively servicing micro-businesses seeking loans through the Paycheck Protection Program.
It’s 50-50, folks. The two final Senate races have been decided, with Senators-elect Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock winning their respective Georgia run-off campaigns. This represents a practical challenge in running the Senate. If the operations manager in you is wondering, “How does that even work?”, read on.
HR 133, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, provides approximately $900 billion to bolster the U.S. economy amid the continued spread of COVID-19 and includes targeted economic relief for specific print verticals that have been especially hard-hit during the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 70% of printing businesses were able to continue operations last year in large part due to securing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Now, a second draw is available for continued support. But there are several key changes that accompany PPP 2.0.
As an essential industry, print and packaging has continued to function throughout a difficult 2020. PRINTING United Alliance has staunchly advocated Congress pass a major year-end COVID relief package before adjourning for the year.