July 2020 Government & Community Relations Update

U.S. Senate introduces Phase IV COVID relief package

July 31, 2020
On July 27, US Senate Republicans released the much-anticipated phase IV for COVID relief. The Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protections, and Schools (HEALS) Act is made up eight separate bills, the package addresses a range of policy and funding issues. Some of the most relevant provisions that impact the University of Oregon and other universities include:
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Friends of IES urge Congress to fund the research workforce in next pandemic relief bill

July 28, 2020
On July 21, the University of Oregon signed onto a letter urging congressional leaders to include funding for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the next COVID relief and stimulus funding package.
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Bonamici and Select Committee announce comprehensive climate action plan

July 6, 2020
After over a year of hearings, meetings, and briefings, the U.S.
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Recap: 2020 Oregon Legislature First Special Session

July 6, 2020
In an effort to address the COVID-19 pandemic and statewide calls for police reform, Governor Kate Brown convened the Oregon Legislature for the 2020 First Special Session on Wednesday, June 24.
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