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The House’s latest coronavirus relief bill gives stimulus payments to unauthorized immigrants

The House’s latest coronavirus relief bill gives stimulus payments to unauthorized immigrants

House Democrats voted in favor of offering stimulus payments to unauthorized immigrants Friday night, prevailing over Republican efforts to strike the provision from the latest $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill. The HEROES Act, which passed the House on Friday, would make taxpaying immigrants and their families eligible for federal stimulus funds regardless of their legal…
The House just passed its latest $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus package

The House just passed its latest $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus package

The House on Friday passed the HEROES Act, Democrats’ $3 trillion proposal for the next stimulus package. While it’s already been dismissed by Republicans in the Senate, the bill serves as an important marker for Democrats’ key priorities as lawmakers weigh how to address the economic fallout from the pandemic. The legislation, which includes over…
The House has voted to allow remote voting for the first time in its history

The House has voted to allow remote voting for the first time in its...

The US House of Representatives on Friday passed a historic resolution to temporarily allow remote voting during the coronavirus pandemic. The resolution, introduced by House Rules Committee Chair Jim McGovern (D-MA), allows for voting by proxy on the House floor, as well as for remote committee hearings and bill markups. The resolution also provides for…
The US House’s Supreme Court defense of its Trump investigation was a disaster

The US House’s Supreme Court defense of its Trump investigation was a disaster

Trump v. Mazars and Trump v. Deutsche Bank should be very easy cases. Both involve congressional subpoenas seeking, among other things, many of President Trump’s financial documents. The subpoenas target banks and an accounting firm that possess many of Trump’s documents; Trump sued them to prevent them from complying with the subpoena. The Supreme Court…
White House Staff Reportedly Don’t Know If They Can WFH After COVID-19 Exposure

White House Staff Reportedly Don’t Know If They Can WFH After COVID-19 Exposure

All White House staffers received a memo from management on Friday that encouraged employees to “practice maximum telework” and to “work remotely if at all possible.” However, conflicting messages have emerged. According to The Washington Post, several administration officials said White House staffers were encouraged by their supervisors to come into the office. Additionally, aides…
The White House reportedly suppressed CDC guidance for reopening safely

The White House reportedly suppressed CDC guidance for reopening safely

Top White House officials suppressed guidelines from public health experts on reopening the economy for weeks, and only ordered the approval of parts of that guidance after media reports exposed the delay, according to a report from the Associated Press. Public health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) spent weeks preparing…
The White House has 2 testing standards: One for Trump and another for everyone else

The White House has 2 testing standards: One for Trump and another for everyone...

Unlike many Americans who are worried about contracting or spreading the coronavirus, President Donald Trump has yet to be seen in public wearing a mask. He even went without one during his visit on Tuesday to a Honeywell facility in Arizona that otherwise requires them. The White House’s (flawed) rationale for this is that Trump…
The White House signals a pause on coronavirus aid, even as the economic situation becomes more urgent

The White House signals a pause on coronavirus aid, even as the economic situation...

The White House would like to put a pause on a fourth coronavirus spending package. But can the country really afford to? In an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper on Sunday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said the Trump administration is taking a wait-and-see approach on providing more federal…
The White House has blocked Anthony Fauci from testifying in front of a House committee

The White House has blocked Anthony Fauci from testifying in front of a House...

White House officials have blocked Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House’s top infectious disease expert, from appearing at a House of Representatives hearing on America’s coronavirus response. It appears, however, that he will be allowed to appear at a later Senate hearing. After the House Appropriations Committee sought Fauci’s testimony for a May 6 hearing…
The House just passed another $480 billion in coronavirus relief aimed at small businesses

The House just passed another $480 billion in coronavirus relief aimed at small businesses

The House has passed a $480 billion funding bill aimed at tiding over small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. It now heads to President Donald Trump’s desk, where he’s expected to sign it. The bulk of the bill is dedicated to replenishing funds for the Paycheck Protection Program, a critical new program that provides small…

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