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The 2020 CR: What’s Inside

H.R. 8337 would extend government funding through December 11, 2020, averting a government shutdown that would otherwise begin October 1.  The continuing resolution (CR) would generally extend fiscal 2020 funding levels while including some “anomalies” that would adjust the amount available to agencies or extend authorities.  The measure reflects an agreement between Democrats and Republicans over farm and food aid programs.  The measure would also extend surface transportation programs, the […]

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H.R. 266, the Vehicle for Covid-19 Small Business, Hospital and Testing Funds

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has indicated that tomorrow the House will pass H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. Under the bill, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses would be replenished, and additional funding would be provided for hospitals and coronavirus testing. While the legislation is sequentially the fourth major package, the administration and Congress are describing the bill as only an interim step […]

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What’s in the $2 Trillion Virus Aid Bill?

As of Friday afternoon, the House & Senate have both passed H.R. 748, the CARES Act, which provides roughly $2 trillion to individuals, businesses, and states in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. The bill, negotiated between the House, Senate, and administration, and now awaiting the President’s signature includes: $500 billion for loans and assistance to companies and state and local governments, including $29 billion for loans to U.S. airlines […]

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Cannabis 2020

US states and Cannabis[1][2] Fourteen US states and territories have legalized recreational cannabis sales for adults, with varying levels of regulation.  A total of 33 states have legalized cannabis for medical purposes. The governors of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania convened this past fall for a summit on coordinating cannabis and vaping policies.  New Jersey is putting a recreational cannabis constitutional measure before voters in November.  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently vowed that New York would […]

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