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Pete Gaynor, who runs the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is drafting a document whose title sounds like the stuff of horror movies: "COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season."
Behind the scenes: In preparing for the June 1 start of the Atlantic hurricane season, Gaynor must consider challenges beyond what predecessors have faced:
The big picture: It's the first time ever that every U.S. state and territory has simultaneously declared a major disaster.
One nightmarish prospect: "If we have to evacuate a hospital, that hospital typically would just evacuate the patients," Gaynor said. "But now we've got to make sure they evacuate the patients, the medical equipment like ventilators, pharmaceuticals that allow ventilators to be used on patients in ICUs. All those things now make it more difficult, there's no doubt about it."
Why it matters: It's not hyperbolic to say that we could face the most dangerous combination of disaster threats in American history this summer.
Despite all this, Gaynor said he's "highly confident" FEMA can manage this unprecedented summer.
What's next: Gaynor says FEMA is preparing for the worst.
Christopher Wray. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
President Trump is not happy with FBI director Christopher Wray and would love to replace him, according to three sources who've discussed the matter with the president.
Behind the scenes: Trump's dissatisfaction with Wray — whom he nominated for the post in 2017 after firing Jim Comey — is nothing new. A source who has discussed the FBI director repeatedly with the president said Trump "has never felt like Wray was his guy" and does not trust him to "change the culture" of the FBI.
What's new: Recent revelations in the case of Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, have heightened discontent with Wray in Trump's inner circle.
Between the lines: Trump hasn't ousted Wray for two main reasons, according to senior administration officials and outside advisers who've discussed Wray's future with Trump.
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Don't expect fast action on the next coronavirus stimulus package, known on Capitol Hill as "phase 4." Senior sources in the Republican Senate conference tell me that most GOP senators want to wait a bit before passing another big aid bill.
Between the lines: The two parties are miles apart ahead of the next stage of talks.
Yes, but: On CNN's "State of the Union," this morning, Trump's top economic adviser Larry Kudlow told Jake Tapper, "There's kind of a pause period right now."
Behind the scenes: One idea that's gathering momentum on the Hill and in the White House: legislation that would encourage American companies to build critical supply chains at home, reducing foreign dependency — especially on pharmaceuticals from China.
Elizabeth Warren: Photo: Amanda Sabga/AFP via Getty Images
"Elizabeth Warren is well atop Democratic voters' list of those who should be considered for vice president — with 71% saying she should be," CBS News reports.
Between the lines: Familiarity is "a big factor here, as three of the women who just ran for president are at or near the top of voters' lists. More Democrats express an opinion about Warren, Harris, and Klobuchar than they do about any of the others," per CBS News.
The bottom line: "Warren does very well among those who say economic expertise is a key criteria. She is especially appealing to Democrats who say Biden should pick a liberal or progressive, but even among those who would prefer a moderate running mate, most put her on the list."
Methodology: The CBS News survey was conducted by YouGov using a nationally representative sample of 2,200 U.S. residents interviewed between April 28–May 1. The margin of error is ±2.5 points.
An ambulance sits parked on the plaza outside the Capitol, April 29. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
The House is on an extended recess and is expected to return to Capitol Hill when Congress is further along in consideration of a phase 4 coronavirus relief package (CARES 2, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls it), Axios' Alayna Treene reports.
The Senate will reconvene on Monday. According to a spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:
Several Senate committees will also hold nomination hearings, including:
President Trump will travel to Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday and deliver remarks at the Honeywell Mask Production Facility.