Your Daily Roundup for August 5th
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Good morning. As the COVID-19 pandemic takes a toll on life in America, our team at Future Majority is tracking the latest updates:
A group of governors are partnering to provide rapid and widespread testing:
Governors from both parties in six states entered an agreement to increase testing availability and reduce wait times for results. Leaders in Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio and Virginia are partnering with the Rockefeller Foundation and two manufacturers of rapid tests to purchase 3 million tests for their states. The partnership highlights the failed national testing apparatus that has worked for wealthy sports teams, for instance, but left millions of regular Americans with delayed results or no tests at all.
Democrats and Republicans agree -- a deal is needed by the end of this week:
Negotiations have continued in the Capitol around how to provide tens of millions of struggling Americans with life saving economic relief. It’s been five days since key provisions of the CARES Act expired and over two months since House Democrats passed the HEROES Act, an over $3 trillion relief plan that has gone nowhere in the Republican-led Senate.
The parties are still divided on a number of issues, including funding for the cash-strapped postal service as vote by mail becomes a safe option for voters to limit the spread of COVID-19 at the polls but still give Americans an opportunity to exercise their right to vote.
Polling shows Biden continuing to lead the presidential race:
A new poll from Morning Consult shows that Biden continues to lead Trump by nearly 10 points:
- Biden: 51%
- Trump: 42%
In Texas, the former Vice President is up one point (47% to 46%) while the President leads in South Carolina by five points (49% to 44%).
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