Statement on Senate Passage of the Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act

Statement on Senate Passage of the Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act

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In response to the Senate's unanimous consent passage of the Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act, National Council of Nonprofits President and CEO Tim Delaney issued the following statement:

"We applaud the Senate for taking unanimous action to pass the aptly-titled Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act. With nonprofit resources plummeting and demand for services rising, the last thing needed by nonprofits that have already had to lay off employees is a huge new bill to pay. Once enacted, this measure will override the Department of Labor’s misguided interpretation that was imposing economic burdens on charitable organizations that Congress never intended. We urge the House to also take swift action on this legislation to fix this problem before another batch of these unemployment bills becomes due and payable. This legislation is not a complete solution to the problem of unemployment benefits costs that nonprofits are facing, but it would repeal a major, job-killing policy and is a solid half-step toward the full solution needed.

There is also still much work to do to ensure that our nation’s third largest industry can keep its employees on the payroll and can continue serving communities across the country. There is broad bipartisan support in Congress for many policies that would enable nonprofit and faith-based organizations to continue doing their vital work when they are needed most. We look forward to working with members of Congress to ensure inclusion of those solutions in future relief legislation."

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