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Meadows sets up coronavirus hotline for members of Congress

Bonnie Cash

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 Meadows and deputy chief of staff John Fleming, 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 Pelosi (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.

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