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6/2/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 6/1

The Senate is in session and could take action to clear legislation the House approved last week to provide more flexibility for the Paycheck Protection Program. The House, meanwhile, does not plan to re-convene until June 30 as it waits for the Senate to act on the next coronavirus package and will hold remote committee meetings throughout the month.

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5/27/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 5/26

Both chambers support changes that will provide small businesses more flexibility in using the Paycheck Protection Program; the House will vote this week on its version. On the political front, Biden almost matched the President in fundraising totals for April but lags far behind in cash on hand.

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5/19/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 5/18

On Capitol Hill, the House last week passed still another legislative package to address the repercussions from the Covid-19 pandemic as well as a resolution to allow for voting by proxy On the election front, Republicans are moving full speed ahead for thousands to attend their convention in Charlotte, while Democrats are looking at options to allow for virtual participation at their convention in Milwaukee.

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5/13/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up - 5/11

The Senate is in session and the House is not, but all eyes are on the House this week to see if Democrats pass their Cares 2.0 package.

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5/5/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up 5/4

The Senate has reconvened; the House has not, but House Democrats are working on the various components of the next round of coronavirus-related legislation.

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4/28/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up 4/27

As of April 27, both the Senate and House planned to reconvene May 4. That quickly changed on April 28, when House Majority Leader Hoyer said the House will not be in session next week, but “we hope to come back very soon.” Senate Republicans want to “push the pause button” on future legislation to review the effectiveness of actions taken thus far, while House Democrats plan to move forward with efforts to craft another bill, regardless of whether the House is in session.

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4/21/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up 4/20

Negotiators hope to wrap up talks on the interim coronavirus package in time for Senate and House votes this week. If House members are forced to return for a recorded vote, they also plan to vote on changes to House rules to allow for proxy voting and on a resolution to establish a House select committee to provide oversight of federal spending on coronavirus programs.

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4/14/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up 4/13

The impasse continues between Republicans and Democrats on additional assistance for small businesses and possibly hospitals and state and local governments. Both chambers are meeting only in pro forma sessions, and the House doesn’t plan to return until May 4 at the earliest.

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4/7/20
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PSW Weekly Round-Up 4/6

With the ink barely dry on the $2 trillion emergency aid package enacted March 27, lawmakers are fearful those efforts will not be not sufficient and are looking to pump more federal aid into the economy as soon as possible.

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