Federal Relations

May 1, 2020

What We’re Reading this Week (April 27th-May 1st)

Below is a selection of articles the Federal Relations team read this week.

COVID-19: States begin reopening, Remdesivir shows some promise, and a vaccine could be ready by autumn. Live updates here.

White House: Kayleigh McEnany gave her first press briefing on Friday as White House Press Secretary. Watch here.

Canada Weapons Ban: Canada has banned over 1,500 types of assault style weapons following the deadliest mass shooting in the nation’s history. More at Wall Street Journal.

Jeff Bezos: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been called to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. Seven bipartisan members on the Committee sent a letter explaining some of Amazon’s statements may have been “possibly criminally false or perjurious”. Full story at CNBC.

USA Gymnastics: Maggie Haney, a top US gymnastics coach, has been suspended by USA Gymnastics for 8 years over abuse accusations. More at the New York Times.

UFOs: The US Navy has released declassified footage showing “unexplained aerial phenomena”. Many believe the footage shows UFOs. More at ABC.

Democratic Primaries: Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden have come to an agreement which will allow Sanders to retain many of his delegates at the Democratic Party Convention despite not being an active candidate. Sanders believes this will allow him to more effectively advocate for his platform. Meanwhile, Biden is strongly denying accusations of sexual misconduct. More at CNN.