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Nation's Leading Nonprofits Urge Congress to Ensure Nonprofits are Included in Next Stimulus Package

WASHINGTONMay 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As the House of Representatives is on the verge of acting on H.R. 6800, the HEROES Act, the nation's charitable nonprofits strongly urge leaders in both the House and Senate to take swift action to ensure that nonprofits of all sizes receive critical relief so they can continue to serve their communities through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Fitzpatrick Joins Group of Bipartisan Members Introduce Legislation to Reduce Layoffs by Expanding Employee Retention Tax Credit

LANGHORNE, PA—Today, May 8th, 2020, U.S. Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., John Katko, R-N.Y., Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., and Chris Pappas, D-N.H., introduced bipartisan legislation to enhance the employee retention tax credit (ERTC) that Congress and the President recently enacted in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Ryan's bipartisan bill would help essential workers

YOUNGSTOWN — Representatives Tim Ryan (OH-13), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Annie Kuster (D-NH) on Tuesday introduced legislation to provide $25,000 in either student loan debt relief or education benefits to essential workers and their family members.

The Opportunities for Heroes Act recognizes the contributions made by a diverse set of workers, including firefighters and first responders, health care providers, grocery store employees, transportation workers, and more, to help Americans through the COVID-19 health emergency.

Congressmen Fitzpatrick and Dogget Introduce Bipartisan Student Tax Relief Act

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP >> Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Lloyd Doggett (TX-35) on May 5 introduced the American Opportunity Student Tax Relief Act.

The legislation assures that college emergency grants to students authorized by the CARES Act are not taxed. It expands the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) — which already helps millions of students pay for the costs of college — with both a short-term expansion of the incentive during the pandemic and long-term improvements to the program.

Fitzpatrick, Pappas, Steube, Cisneros Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Local Chambers and Other Non-Profits

LANGHORNE, PA—Yesterday, May 5th, 2020, Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Chris Pappas (NH-01), Greg Steube (FL-17), and Gil Cisneros (CA-39) introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure local chambers of commerce and other nonprofits who support small businesses can receive the federal assistance they need to weather this economic downturn while they continue working to help America’s Main Street businesses. 

Fitzpatrick & Doggett Introduce Bipartisan American Opportunity Student Tax Relief Act

LANGHORNE, PA Today, May 5th, 2020, Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Lloyd Doggett (TX-35) introduced the American Opportunity Student Tax Relief Act. This legislation assures that college emergency grants to students authorized by the CARES Act are not taxed. It expands the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC)—which already helps millions of students pay for the costs of college—with both a short-term expansion of the incentive during the pandemic and long-term improvements to the program.

Bucks County Getting $109 Million In COVID-19 Relief Funds From Feds

Republican Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick’s office announced the allocation of the local relief grant this week. Bucks County was one of only seven in the entire state to receive the federal funds through the program.

Under the CARES Act, the county can use the funds to cover necessary expenditures due to COVID-19 that were not in the 2020 spending budget and incurred between March 1 and December 30.

County officials have said in recent weeks that COVID-19 has caused numerous unexpected costs since the pandemic began.

Human-Services Nonprofits Need More Help | Commentary

As our nation celebrates the essential workers on the front line who are sacrificing so much to care for others during this unprecedented crisis, we must also remember the essential workers who are often hidden from the public eye: the child welfare case managers and child protective investigators who protect vulnerable children. The home visitors who support struggling families. The counselors who provide literal lifelines to children coping with mental illnesses.

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