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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 – 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 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 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 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 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.”