Legal Research Reports: Federal and State Executive Responses to COVID-19

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Federal and State Executive Responses to COVID-19

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Federal and State Executive Responses to COVID-19.

Although emergency rule-making has been used in response to previous emergent situations, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in emergency rule-making affecting every jurisdiction in the United States. The functional effects of emergency rule-making are wide-ranging and can be contentious. The nature of emergency rule-making creates difficulties for oversight at both the federal and state level. The rules and regulations enacted under the emergency framework will shape current and future generations as the United States begins to recover from COVID-19's economic and societal impacts. 

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