Negotiations over the next coronavirus aid package will begin in earnest next week when Senate Republicans are expected to introduce their proposal.
In a 7-2 decision, the court said the Affordable Care Act grants the federal government power to "identify and create exemptions from its own guidelines."
The 2017 federal tax overhaul eliminated tax-exempt advance refunding, but the coronavirus crisis has lawmakers looking at the possibility of bringing it back.
A coalition of conservative groups has asked that if Congress approves more coronavirus aid funding, to require state and local governments to disclose how the money is spent.
The decision opens the door for similar bans in other states to be struck down.
Dr. Anthony Fauci and others say their agencies are taking "financial risks" to pursue potential treatments and a vaccine, but will not compromise science.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said this week he would request a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education for standardized testing in the coming school year, citing disruptions and budget shortfalls from the coronavirus pandemic.
Democrats say the proposal would help create jobs necessary to help the economy recover after the coronavirus pandemic. While the Trump administration this week also floated more infrastructure spending, it would likely face stiff opposition in the Senate.
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The order will incentivize police departments to meet use of force training and certification standards, share information about excessive use of force complaints and to dispatch social workers with police on certain calls.
Postal delays and mistakes have marred primary voting, and after years of budget cuts and plant closures, mail delivery has slowed so much that ballot deadlines in many states are no longer realistic.
The court hasn’t handed down a major Second Amendment ruling in about a decade. On Monday, it for now put off the possibility of changing that anytime soon.
Police officers who are fired for misconduct can often find law enforcement jobs in different jurisdictions. Some lawmakers think a national registry could prevent cops with shady records from being hired again.
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Results of a survey commissioned by the CDC found that nearly 40% of respondents had engaged in "high-risk" practices, such as cleaning fruits with bleach solutions or applying household cleaners directly to their skin, in an effort to ward off Covid-19.
The legislation would seek to ban police practices such as chokeholds and no-knock warrants in drug cases, as well as require state and local police agencies to collect more data on officers' use of force.
House Democrats introduced their own $500 billion transportation bill this week. Republicans said it does not include their funding priorities.
The latest move will ensure that at least two local governments in each state have access to the program, which is designed to help states and localities weather the coronavirus crisis.
His remarks come after President Trump earlier this week raised the possibility of invoking the Insurrection Act to send federal troops to assist with law enforcement in some cities.
But the Insurrection Act does give the president authority to deploy troops domestically.
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