COVID-19 Public Policy Group Report - 29 April 2020

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    Tuesday, April 28, 2020 was a day of setbacks for proponents of quick action by the US Congress on another massive economic recovery package.

    A revolt in the House Democratic Caucus, fueled by warnings from the official House physician, forced House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) to abruptly cancel plans to bring their chamber back next week for votes. Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer had intended to use their majority power to push through a rules change that would have temporarily allowed Members of Congress to cast future votes without being physically present in the US Capitol.