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House Committee on Appropriations: “Department of Veterans Affairs – Response to COVID-19”
Tuesday, May 19: The House Committee on Appropriations, subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies held a hearing on the response to COVID-19 by the Department of Veterans Affairs, with a witness panel of officials from the VA. Find more

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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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Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP): “COVID-19: Safely Getting Back to Work and Back to School”
Thursday, May 12: The Senate HELP committee held a full committee hearing on the country’s transition back to leaving homes for work and school, with a panel that includes Dr. Anthony Fauci from the National

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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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Pallone Lays Out Legislative Priorities for National COVID-19 Response
On May 1, House Energy & Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) released a memo calling for expanded testing, centralized supply chain coordination and communication, improved public health data collection, free testing and treatment coverage for everyone, including uninsured individuals, and fair reimbursement for health

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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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House, Senate Pass $484 Billion COVID-19 Package, President Trump Signs
Last week, the House passed a COVID-19 spending package, 388-5, which passed the Senate unanimously. On April 24, President Trump signed the spending package that will provide an immediate $321 billion infusion for the Paycheck Protection Program, the small business rescue fund that ran

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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,