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Reopening the Economy vs. Keeping It Shut Longer. What’s More Costly?

WASHINGTON — When the governor of Georgia and other leaders press for ending government restrictions aimed at containing the coronavirus,... Read More

WASHINGTON — When the governor of Georgia and other leaders press for ending government restrictions aimed at containing the coronavirus, they are proposing a huge gamble, not just for people in their own states but for millions of others nationwide.... Read More

Congress Passes Expanded Small-Business Loan Funding to Address Coronavirus Shutdowns

WASHINGTON — With unemployment claims topping 26 million in the last five weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic, the House... Read More

WASHINGTON — With unemployment claims topping 26 million in the last five weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic, the House voted Thursday to approve another half-trillion dollars in federal relief to replenish a depleted small-business loan program and provide money... Read More

2020-04-23 15:08:31
by Dan McCue
Poll Finds Majority of Americans Want Congress to Return to Washington Immediately

WASHINGTON - As the House prepares to vote on a $483 billion coronavirus aid package, a majority of Americans say... Read More

WASHINGTON - As the House prepares to vote on a $483 billion coronavirus aid package, a majority of Americans say they'd like Congress to return to Washington immediately to try to deal with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, a new poll... Read More

2020-04-22 17:49:04
by Dan McCue
Census Bureau to Gather Data on Disruptions Caused by Coronavirus Outbreak

WASHINGTON - The Census Bureau is launching two new surveys to gather data on disruptions to households and small businesses... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Census Bureau is launching two new surveys to gather data on disruptions to households and small businesses due to the coronavirus outbreak. The bureau received emergency approval from the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs on Sunday... Read More

2020-04-21 20:42:37
by Dan McCue
White House, Congress Reach Bipartisan Deal on $500 Billion Virus Relief Bill

WASHINGTON - Congressional negotiators and the White House reached agreement Tuesday on a $500 billion coronavirus relief bill that includes... Read More

WASHINGTON - Congressional negotiators and the White House reached agreement Tuesday on a $500 billion coronavirus relief bill that includes $331 billion to replenish a small business rescue fund while also providing an additional $75 billion to hospitals. The new... Read More

2020-04-21 20:40:19
by Dan McCue
FDA Authorizes First At-Home Sample Collection Test for COVID-19

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration Tuesday approved the first diagnostic test for the coronavirus that allows people to... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration Tuesday approved the first diagnostic test for the coronavirus that allows people to collect their sample at home -- a development that could greatly expand testing options in states fighting to corral the... Read More

2020-04-21 20:38:05
by Dan McCue
Seven Coronavirus Cases Tied to Wisconsin Primary Election

A Milwaukee, Wisconsin health official said Tuesday that the city had identified at least seven people who appear to have... Read More

A Milwaukee, Wisconsin health official said Tuesday that the city had identified at least seven people who appear to have contracted the coronavirus while participating in the state's controversial April 7 primary election. Milwaukee Health Commissioner Jeanette Kowalik said in... Read More

2020-04-21 18:09:54
by Dan McCue
Hoyer Wants Proxy Voting Plan and Technology for House

WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says an emergency proxy-voting plan for members that could be voted on as... Read More

WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says an emergency proxy-voting plan for members that could be voted on as soon as Thursday is a fine first step, but he would like to take a second look at technology that... Read More

2020-04-17 19:29:34
by Dan McCue
New York AG Orders Four Companies to Stop Selling COVID-19 Tests, Cures

New York Attorney General Letitia James ordered four companies to immediately stop selling unauthorized coronavirus home test kits and purported... Read More

New York Attorney General Letitia James ordered four companies to immediately stop selling unauthorized coronavirus home test kits and purported cures. "This isn’t a game," James said in a post on Twitter. "Giving people a false sense of security is... Read More

2020-04-17 16:54:45
by Gaspard Le Dem
At Top Medical Schools, WHO Program Plays “Critical” Role For Nurses In Training

WASHINGTON - Scores of public health experts responded with shock and anger this week to the decision by the White... Read More

WASHINGTON - Scores of public health experts responded with shock and anger this week to the decision by the White House to halt U.S. funding to the World Health Organization. The move, announced by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, comes... Read More

2020-04-17 14:25:42
by Kate Michael
Kasich, McAuliffe on COVID-19’s Impacts on Campaigns, Elections, and Voter Security

WASHINGTON — Despite continued uncertainty over how the Coronavirus pandemic will end, its economic impact will surely cast a shadow... Read More

WASHINGTON — Despite continued uncertainty over how the Coronavirus pandemic will end, its economic impact will surely cast a shadow over the November election, according to a pair of former governors. Govs. John Kasich, a Republican of Ohio, and Terry... Read More

Trump Unveils Phased Approach to Reopening Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — New White House guidelines outline a phased approach to restoring normal commerce and services, but only for... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — New White House guidelines outline a phased approach to restoring normal commerce and services, but only for places with strong testing and seeing a decrease in COVID-19 cases. President Donald Trump unveiled his administration's plans to ease... Read More

2020-04-16 19:16:01
by Dan McCue
Kilmer, Murphy Among Those Named to White House Task Force on Rebuilding American Economy

WASHINGTON - Reps Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., and Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., are among the bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers named to... Read More

WASHINGTON - Reps Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., and Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., are among the bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers named to a White House panel tasked with counseling the White House on when and how to get the economy moving again... Read More

2020-04-16 14:54:31
by Dan McCue
Governors Brace for 'New Normal' as They Take Steps to Kick-Start Economies

WASHINGTON - Ahead of an expected White House announcement on the easing of restrictions meant to curb the spread of... Read More

WASHINGTON - Ahead of an expected White House announcement on the easing of restrictions meant to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, governors across the nation are preparing for a "new normal" that will be quite different from the... Read More

2020-04-14 13:23:46
by Dan McCue
Western States Forge Pact to Manage Restart of Economy

The governors of California, Oregon and Washington announced Monday that they've come to an agreement on a shared vision for... Read More

The governors of California, Oregon and Washington announced Monday that they've come to an agreement on a shared vision for reopening their economies and controlling COVID-19 in the future. In a joint statement, Govs. Gavin Newsom, Kate Brown and Jay... Read More

2020-04-13 19:29:36
by Kate Michael
German Ambassador Details Her Country’s Response to Coronavirus

WASHINGTON - H.E. Emily Haber, Ambassador of Germany to the U.S. claimed the German response to confronting the coronavirus epidemic... Read More

WASHINGTON - H.E. Emily Haber, Ambassador of Germany to the U.S. claimed the German response to confronting the coronavirus epidemic on the health front was not that different from other European Union countries, but that Germany was able to better... Read More

Coronavirus Can Travel as Much as 13 Feet: CDC Study

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, new research of air samples of hospitals with coronavirus patients... Read More

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, new research of air samples of hospitals with coronavirus patients found the virus can travel up to 13 feet. The researchers, from the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in Beijing,... Read More

2020-04-10 19:05:47
by Dan McCue
Hoyer Presses States to Collect Data on Racial Disparities and COVID-19

WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer urged the National Governors Association Friday to direct its members to collect demographic... Read More

WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer urged the National Governors Association Friday to direct its members to collect demographic data on racial disparities and the coronavirus outbreak. Hoyer's request, directed to Govs. Larry Hogan, of Maryland, and Andrew Cuomo,... Read More

2020-04-10 18:33:41
by Dan McCue
How The Private Sector Is Fighting The COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON - To no one's surprise, the coronavirus outbreak -- once it breached our shores -- became all anyone was... Read More

WASHINGTON - To no one's surprise, the coronavirus outbreak -- once it breached our shores -- became all anyone was talking about. Fears over the pandemic and the grim death toll projections dominated the early narrative, to be surpassed later... Read More

2020-04-07 15:55:50
by Kate Michael
Tools to Handle the Challenges of Parenting During Pandemic

Schools and activities are closed, parents are trying to work from home, and everyone feels cooped up and a little... Read More

Schools and activities are closed, parents are trying to work from home, and everyone feels cooped up and a little crazy. Parenting during a pandemic puts additional stress on a family, but there are strategies that can help you to... Read More

2020-04-07 15:51:49
by Dan McCue
Emergency Room Doctor Says, “We Knew It Was Coming”

WASHINGTON -- "We knew it was coming." Those were among the first words uttered by a young emergency room doctor... Read More

WASHINGTON -- "We knew it was coming." Those were among the first words uttered by a young emergency room doctor when reached by The Well News earlier this week. The doctor, who had told his hospital he would be speaking... Read More

2020-04-03 16:56:41
by Kate Michael
Ambassadors from Italy, Spain Have Frank Discussion of COVID-19 Effects

WASHINGTON - Ambassadors from two of the European countries hardest hit by COVID-19 gave details on the rapidly unfolding situation... Read More

WASHINGTON - Ambassadors from two of the European countries hardest hit by COVID-19 gave details on the rapidly unfolding situation in a virtual briefing Thursday morning hosted by the Meridian International Center. H.E. Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy, and H.E.... Read More

2020-04-03 13:39:25
by Dan McCue
Florida Courts Find Stockpiles of Surgical Masks, Prompting Nationwide Search

WASHINGTON - The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has directed federal courts across the nation to conduct a search... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has directed federal courts across the nation to conduct a search for surplus medical supplies after two Florida courts discovered such stockpiles and donated them to local hospitals. Employees in the... Read More

2020-04-03 13:36:39
by Dan McCue
Arlington Firm Sees Surge in Demand For Virtual Town Hall Services Due to COVID-19

WASHINGTON - "Surreal" is the first word Shaun Thompson uses to describe what's happened to his business since the coronavirus... Read More

WASHINGTON - "Surreal" is the first word Shaun Thompson uses to describe what's happened to his business since the coronavirus outbreak took hold in the U.S. just over a month ago. Tele-Town Hall was founded in 2006 with a single... Read More

White House Ended Pandemic Early-Warning Program to Detect Coronaviruses

Two months before the novel coronavirus probably began spreading in Wuhan, China, the Trump administration ended a $200 million pandemic... Read More

Two months before the novel coronavirus probably began spreading in Wuhan, China, the Trump administration ended a $200 million pandemic early-warning program aimed at training scientists in China and other countries to detect and respond to such a threat. The... Read More

2020-04-02 18:11:26
by Dan McCue
Bipartisan House Panel to Provide Oversight on Federal Coronavirus Response

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the formation of a bipartisan select committee to oversee the allocation of trillions... Read More

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the formation of a bipartisan select committee to oversee the allocation of trillions of dollars in approved funding to address the coronavirus crisis and ensure taxpayers dollars are "spent carefully and effectively." Pelosi... Read More

2020-03-31 21:22:28
by Dan McCue
Census Bureau Nixes All Field Operations Through April 15

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Census Bureau, which had already suspended its field operations due to the coronavirus outbreak, has announced... Read More

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Census Bureau, which had already suspended its field operations due to the coronavirus outbreak, has announced it will further postpone those operations at least through April 15. In a written statement, the agency said it made... Read More

2020-03-31 20:43:46
by Tom Ramstack
Price-Gougers‌ ‌Face‌ ‌a‌ ‌Crackdown‌ ‌for‌ ‌Profiting‌ ‌on‌ ‌Coronavirus‌

WASHINGTON‌ ‌-‌ ‌Attorneys‌ ‌general‌ ‌nationwide‌ ‌are‌ ‌joining‌ ‌in‌ ‌urging‌ ‌companies‌ ‌that‌ ‌sell‌ ‌ online to‌ ‌stop‌ ‌price-gougers‌ ‌trying‌ ‌to‌ ‌take‌ ‌advantage‌... Read More

WASHINGTON‌ ‌-‌ ‌Attorneys‌ ‌general‌ ‌nationwide‌ ‌are‌ ‌joining‌ ‌in‌ ‌urging‌ ‌companies‌ ‌that‌ ‌sell‌ ‌ online to‌ ‌stop‌ ‌price-gougers‌ ‌trying‌ ‌to‌ ‌take‌ ‌advantage‌ ‌of‌ ‌consumers‌ ‌during‌ ‌the‌ ‌coronavirus‌ ‌pandemic. They‌ ‌are‌ ‌selling‌ ‌hand‌ ‌sanitizers,‌ ‌aerosol‌ ‌spray‌ ‌disinfectants,‌ ‌surgical‌ ‌masks‌ ‌and‌ ‌other‌ ‌devices designed‌ ‌to‌ ‌prevent‌... Read More

Google, Oracle and Trump Cases Put on Hold as Supreme Court Responds to Virus

WASHINGTON — The coronavirus pandemic has put on indefinite hold a major portion of the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket, including... Read More

WASHINGTON — The coronavirus pandemic has put on indefinite hold a major portion of the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket, including a multibillion-dollar clash between software giants Google and Oracle Corp. and cases that could affect President Donald Trump’s reelection chances.... Read More

2020-03-30 16:51:38
by Dan McCue
New York Postpones Primary, Risking Loss of Delegates

New York is postponing its April 28 presidential primary until June 23, a late date that places it at risk... Read More

New York is postponing its April 28 presidential primary until June 23, a late date that places it at risk of forfeiting some of its delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. The reason for the delay, which was... Read More

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