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Meadows sets up coronavirus hotline for members of Congress

Meadows sets up coronavirus hotline for members of Congress
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The White House is creating a hotline for members of Congress to ask for action on coronavirus-related issues as they arise in their districts, a source familiar with the plan confirmed to The Hill. 

The hotline was spearheaded by new White House chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark MeadowsBoehner finally calls it as he sees it Stephen Miller launching group to challenge Democrats' policies through lawsuits A year with the coronavirus: How we got here MORE and deputy chief of staff John FlemingJohn Calvin FlemingLobbying world Trump wants Congress to delay Census deadlines amid pandemic Meadows sets up coronavirus hotline for members of Congress MORE, both Republican congressmen-turned-Trump staffers.  

The hotline was characterized as a more direct line of communication than a general inquiry to the office of Vice President Pence, who is overseeing the administration’s coronavirus task force. 

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi28 Senate Democrats sign statement urging Israel-Hamas ceasefire Lawmakers bicker over how to go after tax cheats House Republican: 'Absolutely bogus' for GOP to downplay Jan. 6 MORE (D-Calif.) discussed the hotline with House Democrats on a private party call Thursday, according to Politico, which first broke the news. 

—Olivia Beavers contributed to this report.