COVID-19 Washington Update: June 23, 2020
June 23, 2020
Below, please find a summary of today’s federal government efforts in response to COVID-19.
 

Congress

Today, top administration health officials – including NIAID Director Fauci, FDA Commissioner Hahn, CDC Director Redfield, and HHS Assistant Secretary Giroir – testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee during an oversight hearing on the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Fauci said the United States is experiencing a “disturbing surge” of the virus in certain states, and said the next few weeks would be critical to controlling the spread. The officials generally expressed concern about the dual threat of COVID-19 and the flu this fall.

Also today, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin met with Senate Republicans to discuss the economic recovery and possible relief measures. In comments to the press after the meeting, he said, “Whatever we do will be much more targeted and much more focused on jobs and bringing back jobs.”

Recent Congressional Statements / Letters
 
Other Stakeholder Statements / Letters
   

White House / Agency Activity

White House
 
Department of the Treasury
 
Internal Revenue Service
 
Department of Labor
 
Department of Health and Human Services
 
Food and Drug Administration
 
National Institutes of Health
 
Department of Homeland Security
 
Federal Housing Finance Agency
 
Department of Agriculture
 
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
   

Federal Reserve

Federal and State Regulatory Agencies Issue Examiner Guidance For Assessing Safety and Soundness Considering The Effect Of The COVID-19 Pandemic On Financial Institutions, June 23, 2020
 

State / Local Activity

Given the plethora of state and local actions, we recommend MultiState’s COVID-19 Policy Tracker as a comprehensive tool to monitor the response.