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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 MeadowsThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Sights and sounds from Inauguration Day Trump leaves White House, promises to be back in 'some form' LIVE INAUGURATION COVERAGE: Biden signs executive orders; press secretary holds first briefing MORE and deputy chief of staff John FlemingJohn Calvin FlemingTrump wants Congress to delay Census deadlines amid pandemic Meadows sets up coronavirus hotline for members of Congress The Hill's Morning Report - Iran strikes US bases in Iraq; Trump to speak today 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 PelosiSunday shows preview: All eyes on Biden administration to tackle coronavirus Calls grow for 9/11-style panel to probe Capitol attack Do Democrats really want unity? 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.