National Council of Nonprofits
On Monday night (12/21/20), Congress passed the Omnibus Appropriations and Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act, a 5,593-page conglomeration of legislation that incorporates twelve annual spending bills to fund the federal government, a collection of long-delayed COVID relief measures, and a wide variety of tax and other provisions typically thrown into the last bill of the year. The legislation funds the federal government through September with spending of $1.4 trillion and largely follows the bipartisan spending agreement reached last year. The President is expected to sign the bill into law this week. Overall, the bill reflects progress for the priorities of nonprofits and the people and communities they serve, but the new 117th Congress has much more to do when its members are sworn into office in January.