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United States: COVID-19: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security (CARES) Act—Key Provisions - WilmerHale

After days of intense negotiation, last night the Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion stimulus package to respond to the economic fallout from
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United States: Additional Insight Into The Senate Proposal For The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security Act - Ropes & Gray LLP

On Thursday night, March 18, 2020, Mitch McConnell introduced into the Senate proposed language for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)...
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Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint

President Donald Trump informed the Senate intelligence committee Friday of his decision to fire Michael Atkinson.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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What if Congress Cannot Vote Because of the Coronavirus?

As Covid-19 makes social distancing a matter of life and death, a growing number of lawmakers are pushing the idea of remote voting.
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How Tea Party Budget Battles Left the National Emergency Medical Stockpile Unprepared for Coronavirus

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Dire shortages of vital medical equipment in the Strategic National Stockpile that are now hampering the coronavirus response trace back to the budget wars of the Obama years, when congressional Republicans elected on the Tea Party wave forced the White House to accept sweeping cuts to federal spending. Amon...
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McGrath offers quick response to McConnell virus-related ad

Democrat Amy McGrath has punched back at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, accusing him of seeking a political windfall from an economic aid package while the coronavirus crisis worsens. McGrath's campaign released a TV ad Friday lambasting the Kentucky Republican for “taking a victory lap against the coronavirus." It's a quick response by his most well-funded Democratic challenger to a McConnell commercial in which he trumpeted his key role in passing the $2.2 trillion rescue package.
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Trump Picks McConnell Protégé for Influential Appeals Court Seat

The American Bar Association had rated the new nominee, Judge Justin Walker, as unqualified, but he has strong conservative support
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Wisconsin Republicans reject governor's call to delay Tuesday's primary and vote by mail

Evers, who had been criticized for not seeking a delay earlier, called for a special session of the legislature to make Tuesday's primary an all-mail election and extend the time to return ballots until late May. "Our Republic must continue to function, and the many local government positions on the ballot must be filled so that municipalities can swiftly respond to the crisis at hand," Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said in a joint statement.
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State Senate Leader: California Legislature Won’t Return April 13 Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

SACRAMENTO (AP) – A leader of the California Senate says the Legislature will not reconvene on April 13 because of the coronavirus outbreak. “Given what the governor and our public health officials have stated, it has become increasingly clear that the April 13th return date the Legislature envisioned isn’t feasible,” Sen. Toni Atkins, president pro tempore of the Senate, said Friday in a statement first reported by Voice of San Diego. “Our top priority has to remain helping flatten the COVID-19...
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Trump picks controversial McConnell ally for powerful appeals court

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he would name Justin Walker, a favorite of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to one of the most powerful appellate courts in the country.
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The 11 wildest lines from Donald Trump's utterly childish letter to Chuck Schumer

On Thursday afternoon -- moments before he urged people to take politics out of the coronavirus fight -- President Donald Trump sent an absolutely unbelievable letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
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Schumer Slams Trump’s ‘Petty, Unserious’ Response To His Letter On Supply Shortage

On Thursday night, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) blasted the snide way President Donald Trump had responded to his letter urging Trump to fully invoke the Defense Production Act (DPA) to mitigate the medical equipment shortage in New York amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “When I sent Pres. Trump a serious letter on getting critical medical supplies to our frontline fighters, he responded with a petty, unserious letter,” Schumer tweeted. “To the President: Americans are dying and losi...
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Trump letter attacking Schumer is sent as President says 'this is not the time for politics'

The White House released a letter from President Donald Trump attacking Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in starkly personal terms on Thursday -- just moments after the President said that "this is not the time for politics."
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Nancy Pelosi tells Stephen Colbert her plans to protect the $2 trillion bailout, ribs Trump for opposing vote-by-mail

Stephen Colbert spoke with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at the Capitol on Thursday's Late Show, and he asked her why she isn't sheltering at home. "We are really working constantly on to prepare for our next bill but also to make sure that the legislation that was passed and signed by the president on Friday is fully implemented to meet the needs of America's working families," she said. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has objected to a new coronavirus package...
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Senators clashed over Hunter Biden probe in classified briefing

A Senate committee is pressing ahead with an investigation into the former vice president's son even as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.
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Tucker Carlson: Sen. Kelly Loeffler Should Resign if She Knew About Stock Trades

Two weeks after calling on Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) to resign if he couldn’t explain his suspicious stock dumps, Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) must leave office if it is revealed she knew in advance about stock trades her financial advisers made.Last month, after news broke that Burr dumped up to $1.7 million in stocks—including shares in the hotel and resort industry—after Senate briefings on the new coronavirus, The Daily Beast reported th...
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Schumer says he's 'appalled' by Trump blaming coronavirus in New York on impeachment

President Trump sent Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) a letter on Thursday so harsh that Schumer's office said he apologized for it before the missive was even delivered.Earlier in the day, Schumer wrote his own letter to Trump regarding shortages of ventilators and personal protection equipment at hospitals treating coronavirus patients. Schumer asked Trump to choose someone with a military background to oversee production of medical equipment under the Defense Production Act, ...
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Trump letter attacking Schumer is sent as President says 'this is not the time for politics'

The White House released a letter from President Donald Trump attacking Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in starkly personal terms on Thursday -- just moments after the President said that "this is not the time for politics."
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United States: Summary Of Employee Benefits Provisions In Cares Act (As Passed By U.S. Senate) - Dickinson Wright PLLC

On March 25, 2020, the Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ("CARES") Act, as a follow-up to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The Act contains a number of employee benefits...
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From Afar, Congress Moves to Oversee Trump Coronavirus Response

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she would move to form a special committee to scrutinize the Trump administration’s response, including how more than $2 trillion in federal relief money is being spent.
Tags: News, Senate, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Relief, Trump, United States Economy, United States Politics and Government, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Aid, and Economic Security Act (2020


Trump Campaign Urges Sessions To Stop Promoting His Ties To The President

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is once again finding himself in hot water with President Trump as he runs for Senate in Alabama. According to a Thursday afternoon, Trump’s campaign sent a letter to Sessions urging him to stop “misleadingly” promote his support of the President as part of his campaign. The letter also said called Sessions’ claim that he’s a top supporter of the President “delusional.” “The Trump campaign has learned that your U.S. Senate campaign is circulating mailers...
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Trump campaign tells Sessions to stop promoting himself as Trump ally

President Donald Trump's presidential campaign told Senate Republican candidate Jeff Sessions on Thursday to stop promoting himself as a Trump ally, lashing out at the former U.S. attorney general, whom the president soured on. Sessions was an early and loyal supporter of Trump but drew his fury when he recused himself from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 White House campaign.
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Analysis: How the fight for the Senate is slowly moving toward Democrats

With the country -- and the world -- focused full-time on the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, you may have missed this: The fight for the Senate continues to move slowly but surely in Democrats' direction.
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How the fight for the Senate is slowly moving toward Democrats

With the country -- and the world -- focused full-time on the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, you may have missed this: The fight for the Senate continues to move slowly but surely in Democrats' direction.
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Clyburn Tapped to Chair Coronavirus Committee after Calling Pandemic ‘Tremendous Opportunity’ to Achieve Dem Spending Goals

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) announced Thursday that she is tasking Majority Whip James Clyburn (D., S.C.) to lead a House oversight committee to ensure the government's coronavirus funds "are spent wisely and effectively.""The panel will root out waste, fraud and abuse; it will protect against price-gouging, profiteering and political favoritism," Pelosi told reporters on a press call. "The fact is, we do need transparency and accountability."She later added that the bipartisan c...
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President’s Campaign Calls Sessions ‘Delusional’ for Tying Himself to Trump

In an unusual letter, President Trump’s campaign said that Jeff Sessions, who is running to reclaim his Senate seat in Alabama, was misleading the public.
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Trump Tells Schumer To ‘Stop Complaining’ About Alarming Medical Supply Shortage

President Donald Trump attacked Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Thursday morning after the Democratic leader criticized Trump’s fumbling response to the medical equipment shortage in New York. During an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Schumer described how New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have been “calling all over the place” for crucial supplies to help health care workers in their state mitigate the devastating COVID-19 outbreak. “An...
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United States: Review Of The Business Provisions In The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security Act (CARES Act) – U.S. Senate Bill – S. 3548 - Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

On March 19th, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Introduced the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act), ...
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Pelosi announces select committee to oversee U.S. coronavirus relief

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday she will form a bipartisan select committee on the coronavirus crisis to oversee the spending of $2.3 trillion that Congress has approved to respond to the pandemic. In a conference call with reporters, the Democratic House leader also said she believed the administration of Republican President Donald Trump was "more inclined to be supportive" than Senate Republican leaders of her push for infrastructure spending as part of a ...
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