August 6, 2020
New Podcast Episode: Assessing Policy Responses to COVID-19
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In our latest episode, AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses the state of play in the negotiations over the next federal pandemic-response legislation. Holtz-Eakin contrasts Senate Republicans’ HEALS Act with House Democrats’ HEROES Act and explains the various sticking points between the two sides, including aid to state and local governments as well as businesses. He also gives his prediction for this Friday’s jobs report and discusses how this report could impact the next legislative response package, and he explains why the federal approach to coronavirus testing is misguided.
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- Holtz-Eakin recently proposed in the Daily Dish “Safely Opening the Economy” a tax credit that would encourage businesses to reopen safely. Subscribe to the Daily Dish here.
- Holtz-Eakin wrote about coronavirus testing priorities in a recent Daily Dish “The FDA and COVID Testing Priorities.”
Make sure to follow AAF’s dashboard, COVID-19: Impact and Response, where you can find AAF experts’ up-to-date analysis of the government’s proposals and actions on the pandemic.
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