Many laid-off workers who lost health insurance in the coronavirus shutdown soon face the first deadlines to qualify for fallback coverage under the Affordable Care Act
House Passes $484 Billion Bill for Small Business Aid The new bill was passed by a 388-5-1 vote. Four Republicans and one Democrat voted against the proposal, while independent Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan voted "present." The only Democrat who opposed it was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who said that the bill did not do enough to help struggling individuals and governments. The proposal was sent to President Trump, who is expected to sign the new bill into law during a ceremony at noon EST on Friday. The latest stimulus package is meant to help small businesses and hospitals who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The funding will also help expand coronavirus testing, which is needed for Americans to start returning to normal life. After Trump signs the bill, the U.S. government’s emergency response will total more than $2.5 trillion across four bills.
Stephanie Grisham Out as White House Press Secretary Grisham is leaving her current role to become Melania Trump’s chief of staff and spokeswoman. Melania Trump, via statement Melania Trump, via statement Grisham had previously served as the first lady’s communications chief before accepting the roles of White House press secretary and communications director in June 2019. Lindsay Reynolds resigned as Melania Trump’s chief of staff earlier this week “to spend time with her family,” according to the first lady. Kayleigh McEnany, a spokeswoman for the Trump campaign, will become the new White House press secretary, according to 'The New York Times.'
A federal judge has ruled that the Florida law requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional for those unable to pay, or unable to find out how much they owe
Joe Biden Has Discussed Vice Presidential Pick With Barack Obama During Sunday's fundraising call with Georgia donors, Biden confirmed that he has spoken with Obama about his running-mate. Joe Biden, via fundraising call Biden also told the donors on the call that he is currently considering at least seven different women. Biden said that he planned to pick a woman as his vice presidential candidate during last week's debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders on CNN. Biden said that he and the former president have spoken regularly during his campaign, but Obama has previously stated that he will not endorse during the Democratic primary. Former Georgia statehouse lawmaker Stacey Abrams, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Elizabeth Warren have all been mentioned as potential candidates.
The White House has broadened its travel ban against countries hard-hit by the coronavirus by denying admission to foreigners who have been in Brazil in the two weeks before they sought entry to the U.S. President Donald Trump has now banned travel from China, Europe and the United Kingdom and Ireland