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COVID-19: How Will the Government Respond?

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

Description

Join experts from Bloomberg Government for a discussion of potential federal responses to the spread of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. Though the situation is fluid, the administration and lawmakers are keeping all options on the table to protect public health, including a number of financial measures to support the economy.

This insightful conversation will focus on:

  • Stimulus packages used during earlier crises
  • Options discussed by Congress and the administration
  • Possible industry-specific assistance
  • Tax cuts and other measures

In addition, in light of some states opting to delay voting in the presidential primaries, Bloomberg Government’s resident election expert Greg Giroux and leadership reporter Emily Wilkins will join the conversation to discuss the implications not only for the presidential contest but also the important down ballot races.

Presenters

Sarah Babbage
  • Legislative Analyst
  • Bloomberg Government

Sarah writes analysis of tax and infrastructure legislation, as well as trade policy. She's been with Bloomberg Government since 2016. Previously, she researched the fiscal and economic health of state governments, as well as federal fiscal policy, at the Pew Charitable Trusts. Sarah has a master's degree in Government from Georgetown University and a bachelor's degree in international development from McGill University.

Greg Giroux
  • Senior Reporter
  • Bloomberg Government

Greg Giroux writes and edits profiles of members of Congress, analyzes congressional voting behavior, and contributes to Bloomberg's coverage of campaigns, elections, money in politics, the 2020 census, and redistricting. He joined Bloomberg in 2010 as an analyst with BGOV and previously worked at Congressional Quarterly, where he helped write and edit seven editions of the almanac "Politics in America.” He's calculated the presidential election returns in all 435 congressional districts. In 2011, POLITICO recognized Greg as one of "50 politicos to watch."

Emily Wilkins
  • Congressional Reporter
  • Bloomberg Government

Emily Wilkins is a reporter covering Congressional leadership in both the House and Senate for Bloomberg Government. Her reporting focuses on the intersection between politics and policy. She previously reported on education policy for Bloomberg Government and CQ Roll Call and was a Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellow. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Michigan State University and serves on the board of the National Press Club.