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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

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 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 Senate is expected to pass the bipartisan fix, The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act  (H.R. 7010), to provide more flexibility to the small business loan program soon.  Senate Majority Leader

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 1, 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: Today, the House will meet for a pro forma session and the Senate will resume consideration of John Badalamenti to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida. 

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – May 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 The House will be in session on Wednesday and Thursday and is expected to vote on two bills dealing with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) giving small businesses more flexibility in

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – May 21, 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 A bipartisan group of Senators have agreed on legislation expanding the loan forgiveness period for the Paycheck Protection Program. The “Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act” would allow borrowers 16 weeks to

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – May 20, 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 signed an executive order Tuesday directing federal agencies to ease up on businesses that make good-faith attempts to follow agency guidance and regulations during the coronavirus pandemic.  The extent

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – May 19, 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: Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will be launching a messaging campaign on “the cost of Republican inaction during the COVID-19 crisis.”  Schumer said President Donald

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – May 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: On Friday, the House passed a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill, “The HEROES Act” (H. R. 6800) with a vote of 208-199.   The legislation included aid for local governments and

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – May 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 House of Representatives passed H.R. 6800, “The HEROES Act” 208-199.  Some moderates and progressive members shared concerns about the measure; progressives felt like the bill did not go far enough,

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – May 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: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the details of their emergency remote proceedings.  The plan temporarily implements remote committee proceedings, remote voting on the House floor,

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – May 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: As we reported yesterday, House Democrats unveiled their $3 trillion “Phase 4” coronavirus stimulus package, H.R. 6800, the “Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act” or the “The Heroes Act.”  The

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – May 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: House Democrats today unveiled the text of their massive $3 trillion “Phase 4” coronavirus stimulus package.  H.R. 6800, the “Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act” or the “The Heroes Act.”

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – May 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: The House schedule is still up in the air and there is no new information on when Democrats will release their draft of the new coronavirus stimulus legislation.  Members have been advised

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – May 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: Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary, Katie Miller, has tested positive for coronavirus.  This is the second case of White House staff testing positive since yesterday.  Miller is married to White House

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – May 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: One of President Trump’s personal valets provided by the U.S Navy has tested positive for coronavirus.  The valet works close to President Trump and the first family.  The President and Vice President

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – May 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:  Health experts are saying that the outbreak is not over, new estimates suggest that infection rates may rise sharply as businesses reopen.  Over 70,000 people have died in the U.S. due to