Coronavirus relief

Federal Developments and Support for COVID-19 Testing


Digital Collage by Ryan Stevens; images sourced by Daniel Roberts and Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  Last year, we provided a breakdown of COVID-19 testing, including a breakdown of diagnostic tests (i.e., PCR tests, rapid antigen tests) and antibody tests.  We also covered how COVID-19 tests get authorized for use by the FDA and what actions the federal government [...]

Federal Developments and Support for COVID-19 Testing2021-02-17T12:59:39-05:00

President Trump Signs COVID-19 Relief Deal


Digital Collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by forcal35 from Pixabay Trump Yields on COVID-19 Relief Deal President Donald Trump signed the COVID-19 relief bill Sunday night. By waiting until Sunday to approve the COVID-19 relief deal, as many as 14 million Americans lost one week of expanded unemployment assistance.  Meanwhile, Trump’s surprise attack on the relief [...]

President Trump Signs COVID-19 Relief Deal2020-12-28T14:47:14-05:00

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 [...]

The 2020 CR: What’s Inside2020-09-30T12:00:23-04:00

State Action on Stimulus Checks


by: Ryan J. Stevens Digital Collage by Alana Burman Congress passed the CARES Act nearly six months ago, which provided roughly $2 trillion to individuals, businesses, and states in response to the global coronavirus pandemic.  The Act also included payments of as much as $1,200 for individual taxpayers and $500 per child, phased out when [...]

State Action on Stimulus Checks2023-09-11T01:31:23-04:00

2020 Congressional Fall Outlook


DMGS Article Highlights: Congress returns after Labor Day for brief legislative sessionSeveral important bills could be delayed until post-election lame-duck period Congress gets back to work in Washington this week with brokering funding deals at the top of the agenda. Both the House and Senate must pass a stopgap spending bill to fund the government [...]

2020 Congressional Fall Outlook2020-09-09T08:30:00-04:00
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