Negotiations are set to begin in the Senate after Republicans release their phase four coronavirus relief package. While the Senate hopes to strike a deal before they break for recess on August 7, Democrat leaders are warning senators to keep their travel plans “flexible.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she will not consider liability protections for businesses in the next stimulus package. During an interview Sunday, she said providing legal protections will allow businesses, hospitals and schools to remain unaccountable from protecting their workers from coronavirus.
Dr. Deborah Birx of the coronavirus task force is advising Kentucky to close bars in an effort to combat the spread of the virus in the state. She laid out a number of recommendations for the state in a press conference Sunday after meeting with Gov. Andy Beshear (D) and state health experts.
The Trump administration weighed in on the next round of coronavirus stimulus legislation. Here’s the latest on where talks stand.
On Wednesday, three more Midwestern governors moved to implement mandatory mask orders in response to a spike in COVID-19 cases. Minnesota, Ohio and Indiana joined the growing list of states taking drastic measures to rein in the coronavirus.
House Minority Kevin McCarthy said Speaker Nancy Pelosi is promoting Chinese Communist Party propaganda after she referred to the coronavirus as the “Trump virus.”
Dr. Deborah Birx said coronavirus cases are starting to plateau in Texas, Arizona, California and Florida, which are the states with the largest number of cases.
Protesters in the Israeli capital are calling for the resignation of the country’s prime minister. Thousands of protesters gathered outside of Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem Thursday, where they called for him to resign.
A Major League Baseball player tested positive for the coronavirus on the leagues opening day of the 2020 season. On Thursday, the Washington Nationals announced outfielder Juan Soto had contracted COVID-19 and would be missing the season’s opening game.