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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. 

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 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: White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday said that President Trump is “open” to another coronavirus stimulus package and that he still wants a payroll tax cut, which many Republicans

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 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 On the next coronavirus relief package, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told CNN that “the negotiations for the next package would probably be after July 4th weekend.” This comes after

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 5, 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 House Republicans sent a letter to leadership asking that unemployment benefits be excluded from the next coronavirus relief package. Rep. James Comer (R-TN) said “Numerous employers in my home state of

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 5, 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 House Republicans sent a letter to leadership asking that unemployment benefits be excluded from the next coronavirus relief package. Rep. James Comer (R-TN) said “Numerous employers in my home state of

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 4, 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 Republicans continue to disagree over unemployment benefits amid a recession.  Forty million Americans are unemployed and the $600 additional weekly benefit expires at the end of next month.  Some argue

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 3, 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 lawmakers are now saying they won’t pass another coronavirus relief package before the August recess. Previously, members said they were aiming to have something finalized for the 4 July recess but