Coronavirus

House Votes on COVID-2/H.R. 6021, The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

This afternoon, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced the House would vote on H.R. 6021, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, regardless of whether Congressional Republicans support the bill.   Treasury Secretary Mnuchin negotiated the bill with the Speaker, but it remains to be seen whether the Secretary or President will intervene to …

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Fiscal Initiatives to Respond to COVID-19

Proposed policy options to relieve the economic stress caused by COVID-19 are the subject of negotiations by the White House and on lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Some of these options require congressional action, while others require Executive Order/Agency rule-making. The menu of policy options are as follows: Paid Sick Leave PSL is quickly gaining steam, …

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