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Legislative News, 03/27/2020

Federal news

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration [Federal Emergency Management Agency release on 3/13/2020]
On March 13, 2020, the President declared the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant an emergency declaration for all states, tribes, territories, and the District of Columbia…

H.R. 6201 Families First Coronavirus Response Act [became Public Law No. 116-127 on 3/18/2020]
This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak by providing paid sick leave, tax credits, and free COVID-19 testing; expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits; and increasing Medicaid funding.

H.R. 748 CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act [passed Senate on 3/25/2020, awaiting vote in House]

Massive U.S. coronavirus stimulus includes research dollars and some aid to universities [Science, 3/25/2020]

Affordable Care Act Turns 10 Amid Coronavirus Outbreak [NPR, 3/23/2020]

Hoping That Insurance Expansion Will Help Tamp Outbreak, 9 States Reopen Marketplaces [Kaiser Health News, 3/20/2020]

Lawmakers, labor leaders ramp up calls to use Defense Production Act [The Hill, 3/26/2020]

MLA and AAHSL comments to NLM addressing ClinicalTrials.gov Modernization [3/16/2020]

MLA and AAHSL comments on Draft Desirable Characteristics of Repositories for Managing and Sharing Data Resulting from Federally Funded Research [3/16/2020]

State News

If you need information about Illinois’ COVID-19 response, here are some helpful links:

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