Senators Patty Murray (left) and Lamar Alexander on Capitol Hill (Alex Brandon / AP)

HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray today announced the first two of four September hearings on the individual market. The first hearing on Sept. 6 will focus on testimony from state insurance commissioners, and the second hearing on Sept. 7 will focus on governors' testimony.

Why it matters: This is a step in their effort to craft a short-term stabilization package after the GOP's partisan health care effort failed.

What's likely to be in the package:

  • Funding for the Affordable Care Act's insurer subsidies, which are currently being paid by the Trump administration but which the president has threatened to cut off.
  • A more flexible state innovation waiver, although the details on this are unclear, as is the number of years insurer subsidies would be funded.

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Rockefeller Foundation commits $1 billion for COVID-19 recovery

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The Rockefeller Foundation announced on Monday that it will allocate $1 billion over the next three years to address the pandemic and its aftermath.

Why it matters: The mishandled pandemic and the effects of climate change threaten to reverse global progress and push more than 100 million people into poverty around the world. Governments and big NGOs need to ensure that the COVID-19 recovery reaches everyone who needs it.

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  1. Politics: Ex-FDA chief: Pence campaigning after COVID exposure puts others at risk — Mark Meadows: "We are not going to control the pandemic"
  2. Health: 13 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week — U.S. reports over 80,000 new cases for second consecutive day.
  3. World: Italy tightens restrictions Spain declares new state of emergency.
  4. Media: Fox News president and several hosts advised to quarantine after possible COVID-19 exposure

Fox News president and several hosts advised to quarantine in COVID-19 precaution

A political display is posted on the outside of the Fox News headquarters on 6th Avenue in New York City in July. Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images

Fox News President Jay Wallace and anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum are among those recommended to get tested and quarantine after possible exposure to COVID-19, the New York Times first reported Sunday night.

The big picture: The Fox News contingent, which also included "The Five" show hosts Juan Williams and Dana Perino, were on a charter flight from Nashville to New York following Thursday's presidential debate with a person who later tested positive for the coronavirus.