Tag Archives: Federal Government

Oregon governor blames feds for shortage of protective equipment during coronavirus outbreak

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown used her daily media briefing Wednesday to call out federal authorities for the ongoing shortage of protective equipment for healthcare workers during the coronavirus outbreak. Source: Oregon governor blames feds for shortage of protective equipment during coronavirus outbreak – oregonlive.com

Checks are almost in the mail as Senate OKs $2 trillion stimulus

A sweeping $2 trillion federal economic stimulus package could provide $1,200 checks for Jackson County adults and offer financial support to keep struggling small businesses afloat during the pandemic. “The small businesses and workers feel like they’ve been hit by an economic wrecking ball,” said Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon. Source: Checks are almost in the […]
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Our view | Washington demonstrates rare unity of purpose

The news on Wednesday morning that the White House and Senate leaders reached a pact on a massive relief bill was good news and will hopefully set the stage for a brighter future for the entire nation. The size of the emergency relief bill — $2 trillion — is historic. Yet, we are now mired […]
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The $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill is massive but it won’t prevent a recession

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800 A $2 trillion relief package for the U.S. economy — the biggest in history — likely won’t […]
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Coronavirus: National Shutdown Is the Least Bad Option

People who now advocate that we “choose the economy” are not being honest about the consequences of that decision. We are only at the beginning of the crisis. The number of people infected with the coronavirus is still growing exponentially. Most of those who are sick were infected so recently that we don’t yet know […]
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Gov. Brown: My order trumps president’s call to reopen U.S.

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he ‘would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter.’ Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Tuesday, March 24, that President Donald Trump’s desire to scale back social distancing measures to benefit the economy as soon as possible highlights the tradeoff leaders across the […]
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‘Imaginary Clock’: Governors Reject Trump’s Virus Timeline

Governors across the nation on Tuesday rejected President Donald Trump’s new accelerated timeline for reopening the U.S. economy, as they continued to impose more restrictions on travel and public life in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The dismissal of Trump’s mid-April timeframe for a national reopening came from Republicans and Democrats, […]
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President Trump said he will delay Real ID rollout

President Trump said Monday that he will extend the deadline for having a federally recognized form of identification to board a domestic airline. Source: President Trump said he will delay Real ID rollout – oregonlive.com

Commentary: No, Trump can’t magically lift the coronavirus restrictions in 15 days

President Trump has done everything he can to make the coronavirus epidemic seem less scary than is conveyed in stories like the one published Saturday by ProPublica describing lung failure in COVID-19 patients. That’s not a bad impulse – a time-honored job of the commander in chief is to reassure Americans that they will get […]
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Governors and mayors in growing uproar over Trump’s lagging coronavirus response

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Many officials across the country complain that President Trump does not have a coherent or ready plan […]
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