Learn if you qualify for a PPP loan, how to apply for one, and how to increase your existing loan. HFA’s Lobbyist Chris Andresen spoke with HFA CEO Mark Schumacher in a webinar on Jan 14th where retailers learned more about the elements of additional COVID-19 relief and how it
The events from the week of January 4th, 2021, will significantly impact the political priorities for 2021. By winning two Senate runoffs in Georgia, Democrats are preparing to control a 50-50 Senate now that President Joe Biden has been sworn into office with Vice President Kamala Harris as the tie-breaking
Congress ends 2020 with a COVID-19 relief package, a ruling on furniture flammability, and an update on the Section 301 Vietnam investigation. The end of the calendar year is always a busy time in Congress as leaders work to enact priorities before breaking for the holidays. The recent end of
When the United States Trade Representative announced a section 301 investigation involving Vietnam and allegations of the exportation of some wood products containing illegally harvested timber, the Home Furnishings Association has been on the record advocating a measured approach to the investigation. Our primary concern is simple. If the administration
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, HFA, through direct member engagement, has strongly advocated for additional fiscal relief for businesses struggling to survive. After months of negotiations, Congress and the Administration have agreed to include additional COVID-19 stimulus to the annual federal government funding legislation, creating a massive $2.3 trillion spending package.
President-Elect Joe Biden and his incoming Administration are inheriting an economy decimated by COVID-19. Throughout the campaign and following Election Day, Biden and his closest advisors highlight controlling the coronavirus as their absolute top priority. As retailers, we have witnessed the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 from widespread closures
As the end of 2020 rapidly approaches, Congress has several significant pieces of legislation to address before adjourning for the year, including federal government funding, national defense policy, and most critical to Home Furnishings Association members, additional COVID-19 relief. HFA has consistently advocated and urged Congress to pass further business
Omar Mendoza accepts his obligations under California’s mattress recycling program. Anyone who purchases a mattress from his store, All American Mattress & Recliners in Beaumont, is entitled to ask him to remove a used mattress for recycling at no charge. What gets under Mendoza’s skin is when someone who’s not
The Home Furnishings Association and other industry groups have asked the Federal Maritime Commission to suspend unreasonable detention and demurrage charges on containers and chassis at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports. Worsening delays and inefficiencies at the Southern California ports are knotting an already constricted supply chain and
The Home Furnishings Association urges furniture retailers to tell their state and local elected leaders that their businesses are safe, essential and strong contributors to economic recovery. “The COVID crisis isn’t going away soon,” Mark Schumacher, the association’s CEO, said in an email to more than 1,300 HFA members. “In
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