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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. 4501 et seq.) (the “Act”), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Policy.  The 2019 novel (new) coronavirus known as
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(issued April 27, 2020) Workers involved in meat and poultry processing are not exposed to SARS-CoV-2 through the meat products they handle. However, their work environments—processing lines and other areas in busy plants where they have close contact with coworkers and supervisors—may contribute substantially to their potential exposures. The risk of occupational transmission of SARS-CoV-2
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(as April 24, 2020) On April 24th, President Trump signed into law a multibillion-dollar amendment to the CARES Act as the depth of the economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis continues to become more apparent. The amendment includes increased funding for small businesses and financial institutions, and healthcare entities. The original act, which was passed
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(as April 13, 2020) Recently the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) and the U.S. Federal Reserve (Federal Reserve) announced additional actions to provide up to $2.3 trillion in financing for the American economy through programs authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This includes the establishment of new programs and the
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    April 6, 2020                                                                                   Contact: Timothy R. Rugh Executive Director trugh@3-a.org  USITC Announces Major Action to Stem 3-A China Counterfeits McLean, VA – The United States International Trade Commission on April 3 announced it will let stand a sweeping order in support of a complaint by 3-A SSI to block the imports of any
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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.[1] The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply
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(as April 1, 2020) For many affected businesses, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)  provides opportunities to receive assistance or relief in order to make it through the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in the act is $349 billion allocated for loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to small businesses and
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(as of March 27, 2020) The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the CARES Act, which was passed by the Senate and the House includes significant provisions that affect American citizens personally and professionally. Importantly, the CARES Act is a stimulus bill that releases over $330 billion of federal funding to help maintain
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