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April 15, 2020
Nearly 17 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, yet the digital infrastructure meant to support them is inadequate.
April 6, 2020
WASHINGTON—As Congress considers a fourth economic relief package to address the COVID-19 crisis, a
March 31, 2020
The $2.2 trillion economic aid package that Congress passed last week in response to the COVID-19 pandemic includes $370 billion for small business loans, but SBA regulations will exclude some small venture- and angel-capital-backed firms from accessing these funds. This will lead to more than 1 million job losses unless the Trump administration waives the rule.
March 30, 2020
The Trump administration has proposed slashing federal investments in energy RD&D by $3.2 billion, but Congress should ignore that proposal and allocate more funding to elevate clean energy innovation as a national priority.
March 10, 2020
WASHINGTON—Following the European Commission’s unveiling of a “New Industrial Strategy for Europ

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April 23, 2020
Trump's immigration order could impact some companies who are trying to bring workers outside the United States into the country on green cards, ITIF's Rob Atkinson tells the Washington Post. “It’s not the worst thing that could happen, but it's not a helpful thing either,” he adds.
April 22, 2020
If patient advocates push too hard to force the equivalent of open sourcing in medical research, it could discourage drugmakers from investing in new vaccines or treatments, ITIF's Stephen Ezell tells Bloomberg Law.
April 22, 2020
“The administration in my view is using the pandemic as an excuse … to expand their anti-immigrant policies,” ITIF's Rob Atkinson tells Politico.
April 15, 2020
"The government is not set up to function in an isolation economy, and it's frankly a tragedy," Rob Atkinson tells ABC News. "If the government had similar technological capabilities, we'd be in a different position," he adds.
April 15, 2020
ITIF found that while states’ unemployment websites generally perform well when viewed using desktop platforms, 56 percent of websites failed speed tests on mobile devices, State Scoop reports.

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