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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Update

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09/18/2020

Congress

  • Attempting to break a stalemate on COVID-19 relief legislation, President Trump expressed his support for a relief bill that provides up to $1.5 trillion in spending. Republican and Democratic negotiators have been at an impasse over the total amount for the bill. Negotiations on the finer details of the bill have not occurred pending an agreement on the total amount of funding. Republicans were previously asking for a bill that spends $1 trillion while Democrats proposed a bill that spent $2.2 trillion.
  • Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar will testify at a House Select Subcommittee on the coronavirus hearing on October 2nd.
  • CDC Director Dr. Robert told the Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee that the CDC needs at least $6 billion for vaccine distribution.

White House and Federal Agencies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Updates

Economic Recovery, Vaccine, Testing and Treatment