WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today ELFA launched the Federal Government COVID-19 Response Resource
webpage. ELFA created this new resource to provide its members with the latest information regarding how the federal government is responding to the coronavirus pandemic and how the association is engaging with policymakers in response to the crisis.
Currently, this resource features:
- ELFA Action on COVID-19
- Daily Updates on Government Actions
- Legislative Branch Resources
- Executive Branch Resources
- Additional Resources (CDC, Johns Hopkins, WHO)
- Historical Resources
The page will include information to help members understand the government’s response, and to point their customers to resources that may become available to them. The federal government’s response to COVID-19 is dynamic; ELFA will update the page as new information becomes available.
ELFA is closely monitoring the legislative response to the coronavirus pandemic and taking an active role in representing the $900 billion equipment finance industry. The association released a special edition of its Washington Report
e-newsletter today highlighting the new resource page and underscoring that in the coming days, weeks and months, it is more important than ever that the equipment finance industry maintain contact with elected officials.
“Members of Congress need to know whether their efforts to steady the economy are working,” the newsletter read. “ELFA recognizes that your health and safety, your colleagues and keeping your business operating take precedence over advocacy during these times. However, if there is something that you believe the federal government should be doing and your time permits—or if you are interested in contacting your Member of Congress regarding specific advocacy issues, and need assistance doing so—please reach out to the ELFA Federal Advocacy team.”
The Federal Government COVID-19 Response Resource webpage is available at www.elfaonline.org/covid-19
. ELFA members who would like to suggest an item for the page or discuss any of the resources listed on the page are invited to contact Vice President of Federal Government Relations Andy Fishburn at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Director of Federal Government Relations Chelsea Neil at email@example.com
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) is the trade association that represents companies in the nearly $1 trillion equipment finance sector, which includes financial services companies and manufacturers engaged in financing capital goods. ELFA members are the driving force behind the growth in the commercial equipment finance market and contribute to capital formation in the U.S. and abroad. Its 575 members include independent and captive leasing and finance companies, banks, financial services corporations, broker/packagers and investment banks, as well as manufacturers and service providers. For more information, please visit www.elfaonline.org