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United States: Senate Proposal For Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security Act (CARES Act) - Ropes & Gray LLP

On Thursday night, March 18, 2020, Mitch McConnell introduced into the Senate proposed language for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)...
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You Can Now Get A Stimulus Check Even If You Haven’t Filed Taxes!

Previous posts: The House And Senate Have Passed The Coronavirus Stimulus Bill; Here Is How To Find Out How Much Your Check Will Be For President Trump Has Signed The $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Into Law; Here Is What You Need To Know About The Benefits One of the flaws in the Stimulus Bill […]
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A Wall Street trading bonanza, how to benefit from the stimulus bill, and Silicon Valley steps up

Hello! I want to start this newsletter with an extract from an internal memo Citadel founder and hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin recently sent to staff. Here goes:  In recent months, we have all been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. We are in an unprecedented moment of global distress as the entire world faces this common invisible threat. And when the chaos settles, we will be measured by the character we exhibit in our work and in our communities. In the blink of an eye, we now find o...
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Trump On Intel Community IG Firing: ‘That Man Is A Disgrace To IGs’

President Donald Trump addressed his Friday night firing of the inspector general for the intelligence community Michael Atkinson, calling him a “disgrace to IGs.” “I thought he did a terrible job — absolutely terrible,” Trump said at the Saturday coronavirus task for press briefing. Atkinson alerted Congress to the whistleblower’s complaint, touching off the inquiry that led to the President’s impeachment. Calling the complaint “fake,” Trump expressed his outrage that he never met Atkinson i...
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Trump Warns of ‘Toughest Week’ and ‘Lots of Death’: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said the week ahead will be “probably the toughest” for the U.S. with “a lot of death, unfortunately.” New York recorded the most deaths for one day.U.S. deaths rose to more than 8,100. Dubai halted metro services and expanded limits on movement. A quarter of French workers now get jobless benefits.New York City pleaded for more doctors and nurses. The big question remains: When, and how, will this end?Key Developments:Global cases near 1.2 million; deaths t...
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In Late Night Retribution, Trump Boots IG Who Alerted Congress To Whistleblower Complaint

Late Friday night, President Donald Trump fired the inspector general of the intelligence community who alerted Congress to the whistleblower’s complaint, which touched off the inquiry that left the President impeached. Trump notified the Senate and House Intelligence Communities of Michael Atkinson’s firing in a letter dated April 3. In the missive, obtained by Politico, Trump says that Atkinson will be removed in 30 days. He wrote that he no longer has the “fullest confidence” in Atkinson, ...
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Trump accused of ‘firing people for telling the truth’ after dismissing man who handled impeachment complaint

Donald Trump has fired the US inspector general for the intelligence community, Michael Atkinson, the man who first handled the complaint made by an anonymous CIA whistleblower that became the basis for his impeachment.The president wrote to the House and Senate intelligence committees late on Friday informing them of his decision, saying it was “vital” he had confidence in the independent government watchdog and and “that is no longer the case with regard to this inspector general”.
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United States: COVID-19: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security (CARES) Act—Key Provisions - WilmerHale

After days of intense negotiation, last night the Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion stimulus package to respond to the economic fallout from
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United States: Additional Insight Into The Senate Proposal For The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security Act - Ropes & Gray LLP

On Thursday night, March 18, 2020, Mitch McConnell introduced into the Senate proposed language for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)...
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Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint

President Donald Trump informed the Senate intelligence committee Friday of his decision to fire Michael Atkinson.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Brazil House Readies Virus Budget as Bolsonaro Response Lags

(Bloomberg) -- Brazil’s Congress is fast tracking its response to the coronavirus pandemic that has so far drawn a slow and often erratic reaction from President Jair Bolsonaro.The lower house Friday night approved a proposal known as the “war budget” that bypasses fiscal responsibility laws to finance anti-virus measures. The constitutional amendment had, which had overwhelming cross-party support in two separate votes. Lawmakers cast their votes remotely rather than attending the session in-pe...
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Trump suggests firing watchdog was payback for impeachment

President Donald Trump suggested that he fired the inspector general for the intelligence community in retaliation for impeachment, saying the official was wrong to provide an anonymous whistleblower complaint to Congress as the law requires. Trump called Michael Atkinson a “disgrace” after informing Congress late Friday night that he intended to fire him. In letters to the House and Senate intelligence committees, Trump wrote that he had lost confidence in Atkinson but gave little detail.
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Trump calls fired watchdog in impeachment probe a 'disgrace'

President Donald Trump on Saturday criticized the ousted inspector general who handled an anonymous whistleblower’s complaint that sparked his impeachment as a “disgrace” and suggested that the independent watchdog should have discussed the complaint with him. Trump informed Congress late Friday night that he was firing Michael Atkinson, saying in letters to the House and Senate intelligence committees that he had lost confidence in Atkinson. Atkinson’s removal is part of a larger shakeup of t...
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Donald Trump fires intelligence watchdog who sparked impeachment process

Michael Atkinson, inspector general for the intelligence community, alerted Congress to whistleblower complaintDonald Trump has fired the inspector general for the intelligence community who handled the whistleblower complaint that led to his impeachment, prompting fierce criticism from Democrats.On Friday night, with America consumed by the coronavirus pandemic, the president told the Senate intelligence committee of his decision to dismiss Michael Atkinson. Continue reading...
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What if Congress Cannot Vote Because of the Coronavirus?

As Covid-19 makes social distancing a matter of life and death, a growing number of lawmakers are pushing the idea of remote voting.
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How Tea Party Budget Battles Left the National Emergency Medical Stockpile Unprepared for Coronavirus

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Dire shortages of vital medical equipment in the Strategic National Stockpile that are now hampering the coronavirus response trace back to the budget wars of the Obama years, when congressional Republicans elected on the Tea Party wave forced the White House to accept sweeping cuts to federal spending. Amon...
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McGrath offers quick response to McConnell virus-related ad

Democrat Amy McGrath has punched back at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, accusing him of seeking a political windfall from an economic aid package while the coronavirus crisis worsens. McGrath's campaign released a TV ad Friday lambasting the Kentucky Republican for “taking a victory lap against the coronavirus." It's a quick response by his most well-funded Democratic challenger to a McConnell commercial in which he trumpeted his key role in passing the $2.2 trillion rescue package.
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Trump Picks McConnell Protégé for Influential Appeals Court Seat

The American Bar Association had rated the new nominee, Judge Justin Walker, as unqualified, but he has strong conservative support
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McConnell: Health care tops list for next virus aid bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that health care must be at the "top of the list" in the next coronavirus rescue package.
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Wisconsin Republicans reject governor's call to delay Tuesday's primary and vote by mail

Evers, who had been criticized for not seeking a delay earlier, called for a special session of the legislature to make Tuesday's primary an all-mail election and extend the time to return ballots until late May. "Our Republic must continue to function, and the many local government positions on the ballot must be filled so that municipalities can swiftly respond to the crisis at hand," Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said in a joint statement.
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Biden Tells Trump: Stop the ‘Pettiness’ and Reopen Obamacare

Former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden demanded that the Trump administration reopen enrollment in the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges, as millions of Americans—many of them newly unemployed—face the prospect of enduring the coronavirus pandemic without access to healthcare. “During this outbreak, when health care coverage is more important than ever, Donald Trump is refusing to give those who have been uninsured access to the best resource...
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State Senate Leader: California Legislature Won’t Return April 13 Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

SACRAMENTO (AP) – A leader of the California Senate says the Legislature will not reconvene on April 13 because of the coronavirus outbreak. “Given what the governor and our public health officials have stated, it has become increasingly clear that the April 13th return date the Legislature envisioned isn’t feasible,” Sen. Toni Atkins, president pro tempore of the Senate, said Friday in a statement first reported by Voice of San Diego. “Our top priority has to remain helping flatten the COVID-19...
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AAG Debuts New Reverse Mortgage Educational Videos

In 2004, the United States Senate passed a resolution which recognizes the month of April as National Financial Literacy Month. In honor of the month’s recognition, American Advisors Group (AAG) has released a series of animated educational videos which are aimed at teaching Americans how they can use home equity as a financial tool in retirement. Throughout the month of April, AAG will release a series of animated videos which aim to highlight how a reverse mortgage can fit into a senior’s r...
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Trump picks controversial McConnell ally for powerful appeals court

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he would name Justin Walker, a favorite of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to one of the most powerful appellate courts in the country.
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The 11 wildest lines from Donald Trump's utterly childish letter to Chuck Schumer

On Thursday afternoon -- moments before he urged people to take politics out of the coronavirus fight -- President Donald Trump sent an absolutely unbelievable letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
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Schumer Slams Trump’s ‘Petty, Unserious’ Response To His Letter On Supply Shortage

On Thursday night, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) blasted the snide way President Donald Trump had responded to his letter urging Trump to fully invoke the Defense Production Act (DPA) to mitigate the medical equipment shortage in New York amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “When I sent Pres. Trump a serious letter on getting critical medical supplies to our frontline fighters, he responded with a petty, unserious letter,” Schumer tweeted. “To the President: Americans are dying and losi...
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Trump letter attacking Schumer is sent as President says 'this is not the time for politics'

The White House released a letter from President Donald Trump attacking Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in starkly personal terms on Thursday -- just moments after the President said that "this is not the time for politics."
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Senators clashed over Hunter Biden probe in classified briefing

A Senate committee is pressing ahead with an investigation into the former vice president's son even as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.
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Nancy Pelosi tells Stephen Colbert her plans to protect the $2 trillion bailout, ribs Trump for opposing vote-by-mail

Stephen Colbert spoke with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at the Capitol on Thursday's Late Show, and he asked her why she isn't sheltering at home. "We are really working constantly on to prepare for our next bill but also to make sure that the legislation that was passed and signed by the president on Friday is fully implemented to meet the needs of America's working families," she said. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has objected to a new coronavirus package...
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