See the PDF to the right for a map and list of pre-convening freshman in Congress. A pre-convening freshman is a Member who won a seat in the general election. This category also includes people who won a special election prior to the first meeting of a new Congress.
Freshman members are important targets for outreach because they may or may not know about ESOPs and Employee Ownership.
WASHINGTON – The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued guidance today allowing deductions for the payments of eligible expenses when such payments would result (or be expected to result) in the forgiveness of a loan (covered loan) under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Economist Jared Bernstein has been selected to serve on by President-Elect Joseph Biden’s Council of Economic Advisors. Bernstein previously served as the chief economist to Biden during his tenure as Vice President in the Obama Administration. For ESOP companies, the move is particularly good news because Bernstein is very familiar with ESOPs and the benefits they provide.
View this deck for an overview of potential contenders for positions in Biden's cabinet.
The latest election data from The ESOP Association including:
An Elections Dashboard with detailed election breakdown.
A High Level Trends document.
As the results of the election continue to unfold, we have gathered information in key areas for our members. See the updated resources in the right hand column of this article for:
As the results of the election continue to unfold, we have gathered information in key areas for our members. See the resources in the right hand column of this article for:
October 27, 2020, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX), both ESOP Champions, introduced the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2020. This bipartisan legislation seeks to help Americans successfully save for a secure retirement.
Your high level roadmap to the 2020 congressional and gubernatorial elections.
After several days of debate, Senate Republicans have offered their version of the “Phase Four” economic stimulus and COVID recovery bill. Of particular note to those in the ESOP community, this package of bills does not yet include S. 4236—the bill introduced by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) that would offer grants to companies that create or expand an ESOP.
The package is a first draft and will likely change significantly as both parties work to hammer out an agreement. As currently written, this group of bills would offer the following items.