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Statement: House Introduces Legislation to Provide SBA Affiliation Waiver for News Publishers
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Statement: House Introduces Legislation to Provide SBA Affiliation Waiver for News Publishers

Today, a House version of the "Local News and Emergency Information Act of 2020" was introduced by Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI) and Ranking Member F. James Sensenbrenner (WI-05) that offers legislative text around a Small Business Administration affiliation waiver that would allow more news publishers to apply for SBA loans ... Read More
Statement: Bipartisan Senate Legislation to Provide SBA Affiliation Waiver for News Publishers
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Statement: Bipartisan Senate Legislation to Provide SBA Affiliation Waiver for News Publishers

Today, the bipartisan "Local News and Emergency Information Act" was introduced in the Senate by Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), John Boozman (R-AR), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), that offers legislative text around a Small Business Administration affiliation waiver for news publishers ... Read More
Statement: Alliance Applauds Inclusion of SBA Waiver for News Publishers in Fourth Stimulus
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Statement: Alliance Applauds Inclusion of SBA Waiver for News Publishers in Fourth Stimulus

The Alliance is pleased to report that the latest stimulus package, introduced by U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, includes support for local news in the form of an affiliation waiver allowing more news publishers to apply for Small Business Administration loans under the Paycheck Protection Program ... Read More
Hundreds of Senators, Representatives Ask Trump Administration to Direct Advertising to Help Local Media Outlets During COVID-19
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Hundreds of Senators, Representatives Ask Trump Administration to Direct Advertising to Help Local Media Outlets During COVID-19

Last week, Members of Congress sent two letters encouraging the Trump Administration to direct existing government advertising campaigns to local newspapers and broadcasters ... Read More
Senators Send Bipartisan Letter Urging Support for Local Media Outlets Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
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Senators Send Bipartisan Letter Urging Support for Local Media Outlets Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Today a bipartisan letter was sent from U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), John Kennedy (R-LA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Boozman (R-ARK) to their Senate colleagues urging support for expanding U.S. Small Business Administration loan access to struggling local newspapers ... Read More
How News Publishers Can Benefit from Government Loan Programs During COVID-19
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How News Publishers Can Benefit from Government Loan Programs During COVID-19

Though online traffic to news sites has spiked during the pandemic, far too many news publishers are still struggling. Thankfully, the recently-enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act provides some relief for American businesses, including news publishers, during this challenging time ... Read More
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