NACD Washington Review, Q1 2020

In brief: In the first quarter of 2020, Congress added more than 2,000 bills to its more than 14,000 pending measures, but passed only 31 measures, including three major ones, in rapid response to the COVID-19 crisis: H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, providing $2.3 trillion in economic relief; H.R. 6074, Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act 2020, providing $8.3 billion in emergency funding for federal agencies combatting the outbreak; and H.R. 6201, the Families First Corona Virus Response Act, establishing a federal emergency program for paid leave benefits. This issue of Washington Review covers these laws and others, along with a variety of significant developments at the White House and Supreme Court.  

This resource can help your board and key committees to 

  • identify COVID-related government programs of potential interest to your company,
  • adhere to any conditions set under these programs, and 
  • track other bills or executive orders of interest to your company. 

Most relevant audiences: boards, board committees, and general counsel, especially in healthcare companies and airlines (for the CARES Act).