White House Won’t Release Summer Economic Projections

White House officials will not release updated economic projections this summer as is common practice, according to the Washington Post. The White House typically unveils a federal budget proposal every February and then provides a “mid-session review” in July or August with updated projections on trends such as unemployment, inflation and economic growth. Two White… Read more »

Trump Seeks Advice on Reopening Economy

President Trump spent much of yesterday on conference calls with corporate executives, industry groups and other influencers to try to build momentum for reopening much of the economy by early next month. The White House had earlier announced the formation of an advisory council called the “Great American Economic Revival Industry Group” that includes a… Read more »

White House Extends Real ID Deadline Amid Crisis

The Trump administration said this week it will push back the Oct. 1 deadline for Americans to have a Real ID to board domestic flights. At a White House briefing Monday, President Trump said the COVID-19 crisis has forced many states to reduce or completely shut down motor vehicle services as part of their response… Read more »

Comments Due on White House Research Access Policy

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is requesting comments on possible avenues to increase public access to peer-reviewed research published in scientific and technical journals. The White House is said to be considering an executive order that would mandate the immediate, free publication of federally funded research, eliminating the ability of scientific and… Read more »

Trump Requests $1.8 Billion for Coronavirus Response

The White House on Feb. 24 asked Congress for $1.8 billion in emergency spending to respond to the coronavirus epidemic spreading across the globe. The request includes $1.25 billion in new spending for the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the ability to use $535 million in previously appropriated funds set aside… Read more »