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Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – July 15, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: The White House denies that it is trying to undermine the nation’s top disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci. Today the President’s trade advisor, Peter Navarro blasted Dr. Fauci’s handling of the

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – July 14, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday told reporters that when the Senate returns next week Republicans will start discussions on the next coronavirus stimulus package with their Democratic counterparts. 

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – July 13, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is defending President Trump’s push to reopen schools this fall despite the surge in COVID-19 cases.  DeVos said the combination of virtual or in-person learning is not

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – July 9, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: Just as some federal agencies are calling for federal employees who are teleworking to return, several Virginia and Maryland lawmakers are warning that it might be too early.  “Reopening too quickly

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – July 8, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: The Trump administration continues to pressure local officials to open its schools for children to return to class, as the Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos threatened to cut federal funding

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – July 7, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: The White House moved forward with officially withdrawing the U.S. from the World Health Organization (WHO).  The withdrawal would not go into effect until July 6, 2021.  Sen. Foreign Affairs Committee

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – July 6, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: Any negotiations for a Phase Four deal stimulus package are tabled until Congress returns from its two-week recess on July 20.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has suggested the Senate

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – July 2, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: The House unanimously passed a bill to revive the $670 billion small business aid program hours after it shut down on Wednesday, extending the Paycheck Protections Program (PP) until Aug. 8.

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 30, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: The two top congressional Democrats are urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to start negotiations on the next coronavirus relief package, as the country sees an uptick in cases.  Speaker

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 26, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: Congressional leaders will soon name the chair of the coronavirus oversight commission, which was created by the CARES Act to increase transparency and oversight of the coronavirus relief funds.  Retired Gen.

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 25, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: The Treasury Department, working with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), mistakenly delivered more than a million stimulus payments worth about $1.4 billion to deceased people, according to a report released Thursday

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 24, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: Yesterday, Senate Republicans met with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to discuss the next coronavirus relief bill.  After the meeting, Mnuchin said, “we’re going to take our time and make sure that

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 23, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: President Trump asserted Tuesday that the U.S. would record fewer cases of coronavirus with less testing after stirring controversy by saying over the weekend he asked aides to slow down testing.

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 22, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: Kayleigh McEnany, President Trump’s Press Secretary, said Friday that the coronavirus task force will no longer brief the public, now that the U.S. is pressing ahead with reopening its economy. McEnany

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 18, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: Democrats are pushing to add funding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and policy changes affecting police departments in next year’s appropriations bills, threatening to further push back the already-delayed fiscal

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 17, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: The House will now require masks during committee hearings, per new guidance issued by the Capitol physician last night. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had discussed the idea with Democrats during a

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 16, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: The Small Business Administration (SBA)  said it resumed accepting applications yesterday from small businesses for a disaster-aid program, known as the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. During a phone call with

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 15, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: On Saturday, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said that the White House is targeting a phase four stimulus package focusing on American manufacturing that will be “at least $2 trillion

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 12, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urged organizers of large gatherings that involve shouting, chanting, or singing to “strongly encourage” attendees to use cloth face coverings to lower the

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 11, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified before the Senate Small Business Committee and said unemployment was too high and that administration officials wanted to work on further economic incentives.  Possible avenues include

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 10, 2020

Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said Tuesday the odds of a “Phase Four” stimulus package “are very, very high,” even if data on output and jobs continue to surpass expectations.