Sen. John Thune and Sen. Ben Cardin Recently Introduced the Athlete Opportunity and Taxpayer Integrity Act

More than a year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that student-athletes can be compensated for the use of their names, images, or likenesses (NIL). Now, a new bipartisan bill would eliminate a tax incentive for contributions to tax-exempt affiliates of colleges and universities. Since the ruling, groups of college boosters (third-party entities that promote a program’s interests) have formed what are known as NIL collectives. Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) recently introduced the Athlete Opportunity and Taxpayer Integrity Act, which would bar individuals and organizations from claiming tax deductions for donations used by collectives for NIL payouts to student-athletes.

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Supreme Court Blocks Vaccine-or-Testing Mandate for Large Employers

On Thursday, January 13, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked efforts by the Biden Administration to put a vaccine-or-testing mandate in place for large employers in a 6-3 vote. The mandate would have required proof of vaccination or weekly COVID testing for businesses that employ at least 100 individuals.

While a vaccine-or-testing mandate will not go into effect for general employers, employees of healthcare facilities that receive money through the Medicare and Medicaid programs must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of February 2022, as decided in a 5-4 ruling.

For more details about the Supreme Court’s ruling on the vaccine-or-testing mandate, visit