Jun 24, 2018

What we're watching: How Trump's Democrat-blaming plays with the GOP

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Coronavirus grants NCAA spring athletes an extra season of eligibility

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The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to grant an extra season of eligibility to all spring-sport athletes whose seasons were canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Between the lines: The council left it up to each university to determine how much scholarship aid to offer athletes who were in what would have been their final season of eligibility.

Pelosi: Trump should "immediately" invoke Defense Production Act for coronavirus equipment

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that President Trump should "immediately" invoke the Defense Production Act to require U.S. companies to assemble medical equipment for health care workers fighting coronavirus.

Why it matters: Hospitals around the country lack medical equipment, like ventilators and respirators, as the number of Americans in need of treatment for the virus rises — and the wartime measure would ramp up production of the materials.

Hotel industry warns of looming financial crisis

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Hotel industry lobbying groups have fired a warning shot, exhorting lawmakers to provide them with financing to avoid a series of debt defaults they say could set off a widespread financial crisis.

Why it matters: Without the bailout — which would be in addition to government funds from the $2 trillion CARES Act — the industry says its members could be the first in a wave of debt defaults that would hit everyone from real estate investors and pension funds to average homeowners.