As Congress and the Trump administration continue to look for ways to provide relief to businesses, the Big “I” is continuing to advocate for legislation that will help independent agencies across the country. This week, the Big “I” joined a number of business organizations in signing a letter on liability protections that was sent to all members of Congress.
As states lift lockdown orders and businesses across the country start to open back up, this important letter focused on the need to enact temporary and targeted liability protections. The letter specifically asks Congress to quickly enact those temporary liability protections for businesses, non-profit organizations and educational institutions that follow applicable public health guidelines against COVID-19 exposure claims.
The letter also notes that in addition to being temporary, these liability protections should be limited in scope and preserve recourse for those harmed by truly bad actors who engage in egregious misconduct.
As Congress and the Trump administration continue to consider COVID-19 relief measures, the Big “I” will make the most up-to-date government affairs information available on the coronavirus resource page and in the weekly News & Views e-newsletter.
Wyatt Stewart is Big “I” senior director of federal government affairs.