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Trump’s Executive Order Update

August 10, 2020

As negotiations over another round of COVID relief legislation stalls in Congress, President Trump on August 8 signed four Executive Orders that circumvented Congressional roadblocks. These Executive Orders would: defer payroll taxes through the end of the year for families earning less than $100,000 annually, defer student loan payments through the end of the year, […]

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2020 Census Update

August 10, 2020

By Zachary Tashman The U.S. Census Bureau announced in April that it was extending the deadline to complete the 2020 count to October 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With Census field staff preparing to knock on doors starting this week, the Trump Administration has abruptly changed course and ordered the deadline to be moved […]

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Social Security and Medicare Action Alert

July 28, 2020

Republican Senators are attempting to attach legislation to the next COVID-19 relief package that would pave the way for Social Security and Medicare to be gutted behind closed doors. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) indicated on July 23 that Republican’s forthcoming COVID-19 relief package would include the Time to Rescue United States’ Trusts Act. […]

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Extending and Improving the CARES Act

July 28, 2020

Over the past five months, the National Human Services Assembly has been tracking the legislative response to the COVID-19 pandemic, through our policy newsletters and PolicySource. With the August Congressional recess just around the corner, followed by a stretch of campaigning before the November election, the next two weeks are likely the last chance in […]

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The Fight for Racial Equity During COVID-19 and Beyond

July 13, 2020

By Zachary Tashman Over the past few weeks, the National Assembly has responded to the public outcry over the killing of George Floyd and the disproportionate use of police violence towards African Americans more generally. The National Assembly and our members are committed to working with policymakers and community leaders to root out institutional racism […]

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