As virus-related shutdowns of nonessential businesses sweep the United States, some insurers have insisted that their policies exclude pandemic coverage. But the bid to avoid such payouts — which the insurance industry warns could pose an “existential threat” to their business — may be stopped in statehouses around the country.
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers is backing a bill that would provide $60 billion in assistance to charities along with a wide variety of other benefits for nonprofits.
US state legislators and lawyers have threatened to force the payment of coronavirus-related insurance claims that the industry insists are excluded from its policies and could pose an “existential threat” to their business.
Members of Congress are also debating the need for legislation requiring insurers to pay for shutdowns caused by the virus, and bills that would have the same effect have been introduced in several states.
LANGHORNE, PA – Today, Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1) and Seth Moulton (MA-6) introduced the Save Organizations that Serve (SOS) America Act. The legislation would provide emergency funding for nonprofits and create a universal charitable deduction. The representatives will also advocate for nonprofits of any size to qualify for newly-created Small Business Administration (SBA) loans.
WASHINGTON – Today, Thursday, March 19, 2020, the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus – 24 Democrats and 24 Republicans — released a package of policy recommendations to help address the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The Problem Solvers Caucus believes we must set aside partisanship and work together to help solve this national emergency.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District, lives and breathes bipartisanship, down to the color of his clothes.
Earlier this month, the two-term lawmaker from suburban Philadelphia donned a purple tie and joined a group of Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. House to listen as President Donald Trump delivered the annual State of the Union address.
As a Republican from Pennsylvania and a Democrat from Delaware, we have more in common than you might expect. Aside from a shared devotion to the Philadelphia Eagles, we both believe that Congress can and must do more to combat climate change and rebuild our crumbling infrastructure.
BRISTOL BOROUGH, PA—Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) welcomed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson to Bucks County. Secretary Carson was visiting the district to tour the newly designated Opportunity Zone in the area. Following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Opportunity Zone designation was created to aid communities fighting to right their course through economic stimulus.
Washington, D.C.– Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) was joined by Representatives Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Francis Rooney (FL-19), and Scott Peters (CA-52) to introduce the MARKET CHOICE Act. This legislation seeks to combat climate change through the elimination of the gas tax, and the implementation of a fee on carbon emissions, the revenue from which would provide funding for infrastructure development and enhancement.