Jan 16, 2018

Senate Dems one vote shy of restoring net neutrality

Senate Democrats think the net neutrality issue will resonate with voters. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images

Senate Democrats said Tuesday that all 49 of their party's members in the chamber now support a resolution to reverse the FCC's repeal of net neutrality rules. With Republican Sen. Susan Collins on board, the effort is only one vote away from passing in the Senate when supporters force a vote on the measure as soon as this spring.

The bigger picture: The plan to undo the FCC's repeal faces long odds in the House. Even if the measure did make it through Congress, the White House would likely veto it. Still, Democrats hope that keeping the fight alive will resonate with voters.

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Hospitals are starting to get their coronavirus cash infusion

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The federal government is sending $64 billion to hospitals, post-acute facilities and other medical providers to help cope with the coronavirus fallout.

Yes, but: Even though more funding is coming, safety net and rural hospitals fear they are getting a raw deal from the way some of the money is being distributed.

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Biden, Sanders work toward truce on big issues

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Joe Biden isn’t about to become Bernie Sanders, but he’s signaling that there’s potential for more common ground on issues such as health care, student debt, climate change and more in the weeks ahead.

What to watch: As Biden courts Sanders' endorsement, their teams will hold policy discussions in the next few weeks with the expectation that Biden will incorporate some elements of Sanders' agenda, a person familiar with those plans tells Axios.

Some Trump aides eye May 1 start to coronavirus reopening

President Trump was flanked at yesterday's briefing by HHS Secretary Alex Azar (far left), Vice President Pence and Dr. Deborah Birx. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

President Trump's aides, encouraged by virus data showing fewer deaths than once projected, are working behind the scenes to deliver on his vow to reopen America "sooner rather than later."

What to watch for: A senior White House official said there’s a lot of internal energy pushing for May 1, because that's the end of the White House's "30 Days to Slow the Spread."