Fauci and Redfield to testify before Senate as states struggle to contain coronavirus

The Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions panel listening to comes as a number of states are struggling to contain the virus as circumstances counts proceed to rise throughout the nation and states start to reopen. The US reported greater than 40,000 new Covid-19 circumstances on Friday, its largest every day soar but.

More than half of all states are seeing an increase in circumstances, and Florida, Texas and Arizona are getting hit significantly arduous. Texas has begun scaling again its reopening, and seashores in Florida have closed for the upcoming vacation weekend.
Fauci and Redfield testified before lawmakers final week, when Fauci stated “we’re going to be doing more testing, not less,” in response to President Donald Trump’s current declare that he requested his administration to decelerate testing throughout the pandemic.
Senators have been weighing one other stimulus bundle in current weeks as unemployment numbers remain worrisome and financial hardship stemming from the pandemic persists. Republicans stays divided on the scale and scale of the following stimulus invoice and whereas it has been mentioned for months, the following part of financial reduction continues to be weeks away. But there’s now broad settlement one thing has to be achieved — one thing that wasn’t all the time the case.
In Capitol Hill’s final spherical of support, Congress boosted unemployment checks by $600 a week and added 13 weeks of pay, past what states supply. The further cash will expire on July 31 with out congressional motion, however the 13-week extension will stay in place till the top of the yr. A second spherical of stimulus funds is on the negotiating desk in Washington, however a few of the 160 million Americans who bought cash the primary time may very well be overlooked, in accordance a extra focused strategy the administration is pushing for.

Republicans have zeroed in on the final week of July to attain settlement on the following spherical of stimulus laws. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been adamant for weeks on that timeline and the administration is on board.

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