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Last Friday, the House passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES) Act, House Democratic leadership’s $3 trillion proposal for Phase 4 coronavirus response legislation. The bill, which passed largely along party lines, focuses on funding for states and local governments, including first responders, extends family and medical

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On Tuesday, House Democratic leadership introduced the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES) Act, their proposal for Phase 4 coronavirus response legislation. The $3 trillion bill focuses on funding for states and local governments, including first responders, extends family and medical leave programs, provides eviction and foreclosure protection,

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The Senate returned to Washington this week for legislative business and several committees convened hearings on the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee heard from aviation stakeholders and a public health expert during a hearing on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the aviation industry and the

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Last week, Congress passed, and the President signed into law, interim relief legislation, the approximately $484 billion Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. The bill includes an additional approximately $322 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), $60 billion for Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program grants and loans, $75

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On Tuesday, congressional leadership announced an agreement on interim relief legislation, the approximately $484 billion Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. The bill includes an additional approximately $322 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, $60 billion for Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program grants and loans, $75 billion for hospitals,

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The House and Senate leaders announced this week that neither chamber will return on April 20 as originally scheduled and instead plan to reconvene on May 4. As the Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) ran out of funds today, the Senate remains at an impasse on the Treasury Department’s request

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The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the $349 billion CARES Act loan program for small businesses and eligible individuals, launched last Friday to overwhelming demand. This week, the Treasury Department asked Congress to authorize an additional $250 billion for the program. This morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made a unanimous consent request

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Shortly after it passed the House last Friday, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. Federal agencies, under tight deadlines, are beginning to roll out guidance and other procedures for businesses and individuals to access the financial assistance available under the new law. Notably, important information

The CARES Act contains several provisions related to education. The U.S. Education Department (USED) will receive $30.9 billion total, of which $30.75 billion will go directly to states, local school districts, and institutions of higher education “to help schools, students, teachers, and families with immediate needs related to coronavirus.” Those funds are as follows:

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The COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic continues to challenge both companies and governments as they navigate response and relief efforts. Throughout the week, we have continued to update some of the resources we have assembled to detail how both federal and state governments are responding to the outbreak.

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Early yesterday morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell