Trump pick for coronavirus recovery watchdog is not independent enough: Democrats – Reuters

“The Inspector General providing oversight of the federal response of this historic relief package for workers and families must be independent from politics,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi echoed in her own statement. “The President’s nomination of one of his own lawyers clearly fails that test.

Source: Trump pick for coronavirus recovery watchdog is not independent enough: Democrats – Reuters

US firm denies German ′piracy′ claims over vanished face masks | News | DW | 04.04.2020

3M has been forced by the US federal administration to supply the country with as many medical-grade masks as possible. The conglomerate has hit back at criticism by Trump that it was not doing enough to ensure a supply to the US, saying it had been producing as many masks as possible “over the last several weeks and months.” It also said a ban on exporting masks to Canada and Latin America raised “significant humanitarian implications” and could cause other countries to retaliate by withholding supplies to the US.

Source: US firm denies German ′piracy′ claims over vanished face masks | News | DW | 04.04.2020

H.R. 6430: To require that school food authorities and local educational agencies not collect unpaid meal fees during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.

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Introduced: Sponsor: Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN5]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN5] is a member of the committee.

To provide Americans with paid sick time and paid leave so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families. (H.R. 6442) – GovTrack.us

H.R. 6442. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress.

Source: To provide Americans with paid sick time and paid leave so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families. (H.R. 6442) – GovTrack.us

Exclusive: Pressed by Trump, U.S. pushed unproven coronavirus treatment guidance – Reuters

“The president is short-circuiting the process with his gut feelings,” said Jeffrey Flier, a former dean of Harvard Medical School. “We are in an emergency and we need to rely on our government to ensure that all these potential therapies are tested in the most effective and objective way.”

Source: Exclusive: Pressed by Trump, U.S. pushed unproven coronavirus treatment guidance – Reuters