House approves CR to avoid government shutdown

September 24, 2020

On Tuesday, the House voted 359-57 to approve a Continuing Resolution to extend current appropriations through December 11. The vote comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin finalized a last-minute deal …

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Senate fails to pass COVID-19 bill

September 10, 2020

The Senate voted, 52-47, on the approximately $650 billion COVID-19 relief package on Thursday, falling short of the 60 votes needed. The Delivering Immediate Relief to America’s Families, Schools and Small Businesses Act would have …

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Negotiations continue on next COVID-19 bill

August 27, 2020

In a sign of continued interest in exploring a path towards a COVID deal, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows visited the Capitol on Saturday, reportedly to meet with members to build support for …

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HEALS Act versus HEROS Act

August 6, 2020

Last week, Senate Republicans released the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability, Schools Act (HEALS Act). Since then, Senator McConnell, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Secretary Mnuchin, and White House Chief of Staff Meadows have been meeting to …

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COVID-19 Legislation Update

July 23, 2020

The Senate majority could release COVID-19 draft legislation this week, though early next week may be more likely. When the text is published, it will be the product of a majority-only exercise as bipartisan negotiations …

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