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House Democrats are proposing a federal reinsurance program designed to widely shield large and small businesses against the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Queens Chamber of Commerce and a group of Queens congressmembers connected with the borough’s small business community Tuesday, providing resources, relief information and words of encouragement amid the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A top House committee chairwoman is proposing legislation that would undo President Donald Trump's move to sideline the federal watchdog originally tapped to oversee the $2 trillion coronavirus relief law.
Queens Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney and Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin are calling for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to release non-violent detainees after they learned DHS has no serious plans to address overcrowding in detention facilities on Tuesday, April 7.
Two Democratic House committee leaders are demanding answers from the Trump administration about Jared Kushner's role in directing and redirecting the flow of life-saving medical equipment among private companies, various levels of government and hospitals in need.
The New York City Housing Authority has done a poor job cleaning apartment complexes and enforcing social distancing guidelines even though its residents are “uniquely vulnerable” to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a group of Big Apple lawmakers.
The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Reform Committee and the head of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties asked acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf to reduce immigrant detainee populations amid the risk of a coronavirus outbreak at a detention facility.
President Trump is using the coronavirus bailout to keep up his long-running battle against congressional oversight, potentially laying the groundwork for yet another showdown with Congress.
The Food and Drug Administration announced on Thursday that it was significantly loosening its recommendations for blood donations from gay and bisexual men, reducing the amount of time men who have had sex with men should wait before they give blood to three months from one year in hopes of ameliorating a drastic drop in supply during the coronavirus pandemic.
The federal government has fewer than 10,000 ventilators in its emergency stockpile and demand will soon exceed capacity, federal officials told a House committee.