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March 23, 2020: COVID-19 Legislative Update

By: Policy Resolution Group
Manic Monday: Walking to the edge of the cliff...Today began with a stark contrast in messaging from the Senate party leaders. Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) accused Democrats of exploiting the crisis to try to secure policy wins that are not relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic, and said...

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March 22, 2020: COVID-19 Legislative Update

By: Policy Resolution Group
The State of Play: Senate Democrats have blocked a procedural motion to continue to the bill that would carry the Senate's Phase Three CARES Act legislation.; The vote failed 47-47, with all Democrats opposed.; Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) switched his vote to oppose the motion...

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March 21, 2020, Part 2: COVID-19 Legislative Update

By: Policy Resolution Group
Closing the Deal...Senators worked all day on Saturday to reach a bipartisan deal on Phase Three legislation. Saturday night, Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) announced that: “The past two days of intense bipartisan talks are very close to a resolution. I believe...

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March 21, 2020: COVID-19 Legislative Update

By: Policy Resolution Group
What happened Friday?...Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) rolled out The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on Thursday, and Democrats on Friday made their initial counter-offers during closed-door negotiations...

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March 20, 2020: COVID-19 Legislative Update

By: Policy Resolution Group
Phase Three Begins...Phase Three has a name. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Thursday rolled out the Senate Republicans’ “Phase Three” COVID-19 response proposal, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, an opening proffer in what will now turn...

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March 19, 2020: COVID-19 Legislative Update

By: Policy Resolution Group
Phase Two is Passed: On to Phase Three...Yesterday afternoon, the Senate overwhelmingly passed H.R. 6201, the emergency supplemental funding and paid leave expansion bill commonly known as “Phase Two.” The President signed the package into law shortly thereafter...