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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 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.”

Bill Introduced to Block Chinese Acquisitions During COVID-19 Pandemic

Representative Jim Banks introduced a bill on 5 May 2020 to “place temporary restrictions on acquisitions [of U.S. companies] by the People’s Republic of China. . .” during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill would mandate, with certain exceptions, that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) review, and the President deny, certain

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 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

Update on UK export licencing processes amidst the COVID-19 outbreak

Amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic many things are uncertain. For businesses, this is further compounded by the rapidly changing and temporary measures that governments are launching to limit the financial fallout of the outbreak. To ensure businesses are not accidently caught out by these new measures, it is important for companies importing and exporting goods

President Trump Issues Executive Order Postponing Customs Payments for 90 Days

On 19 April, President Trump issued an Executive Order providing for a temporary 90‑day deferral, of estimated payments of duties, taxes, and fees to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by importers “suffering significant financial hardship” due to the coronavirus pandemic. The deferral solely applies to most-favored nation (MFN) tariffs and duties and explicitly does not

Customs Rescinds Proposal to Extend Payment of Duties in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic; Requires Payment of Deferred Duties Not Granted Extension

US Customs and Border Protection (“Customs”) rescinded its proposal to grant extensions on all customs duty payments for 90 days in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  While Customs has conducted a limited case-by-case review of some requests for extensions of duty payments, Customs notified the trade community it was no longer accepting case-by-case requests for