COVID-19 Federal Response Update – Friday, May 15, 2020

By Capitol Associates, Inc.
The House of Representatives is voting on R. 6800, the HEROES Act, a $3 trillion COVID-19 relief bill introduced by House Democrats. If passed, the bill will not receive consideration in the Senate. However, it could serve as the basis for future negotiations on bipartisan legislation. The bill is not expected to receive much Republican support if any. There are also some Democrats who oppose the bill.

COVID-19 Federal Response Update – Monday, May 11, 2020

By Capitol Associates, Inc.
HHS will provide some courses of the Remdesivir treatment to states to distribute. According to the announcement, Gilead Sciences is supplying approximately 607,000 vials of the experimental treatment over the next six weeks to treat an estimated 78,000 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The donation to the United States is part of 1.5 million vials of Remdesivir the company is donating worldwide.