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May 14, 2020 In The News

The lawmakers behind the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund rolled out a bill Thursday that would create a similar financial rescue fund for essential workers who suffer or die from the coronavirus pandemic.

May 12, 2020 In The News

House Democrats would scuttle President Donald Trump’s plan to let states draw legislative maps based on the population of citizens following the 2020 census, under a bill unveiled Tuesday that would also grant the administration its requested deadline extension to complete the decennial count.

May 7, 2020 In The News

The Senate is expected to vote on legislation to fund expanded Holocaust education resources across the country following its discharge from the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday.

A committee staffer told JI that H.R.943, the Never Again Education Act, will be put forward for a unanimous consent vote.

May 6, 2020 In The News

Health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemicwould have some of their student loan debt forgiven under a new bill introduced in Congress. 

May 6, 2020 In The News

Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation that would forgive student loan debt for front-line medical workers.

May 6, 2020 In The News

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday introduced legislation that would create a loan forgiveness program for front-line health care workers. 

May 5, 2020 In The News

House Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., sent a letter to Jaguar Health Inc. on Monday chiding the drugmaker for tripling the price of a medication that could be used with potential coronavirus treatments and demanding copies of the company’s internal communications about the increase.

May 5, 2020 In The News

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD are facing growing calls to release demographic data showing which New Yorkers are getting hit with fines for breaking social distancing rules.

Apr 30, 2020 In The News

Neither snow, rain, heat nor gloom of night may stay the Postal Service from its appointed rounds, but lawmakers warned Thursday that coronavirus shut it down if Congress does not come up with a bailout soon.

Apr 29, 2020 In The News

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Wednesday the Democratic members who will serve on a newly established oversight panel with broad authority to oversee the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.