COVID-19 Stimulus Tracker and Analysis

Rolling Analysis, Deep DiveCOVID-19 Stimulus Tracker and Analysis

Budget & Tax,  | Analysis
Apr 6, 2020  | 5 min read | Print Article

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has moved fast, growing into both a health and economic crisis in the U.S. Amid calls for stimulus packages, bailouts, and legislation, where is the money going? TCS has seen this movie before — just after 9/11, during the 2008 financial crisis, in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, and in the 2017 hurricane season after Maria, Harvey, Irma and more. We’re building a tracker (see the first drop down menu below) and following the money. Follow along.

There are two ways to follow along – a hyperlinked timeline, or a reverse chronological blog feed with most recent content first. Scroll down for both.

Wondering which industries are asking for what from the federal government because of  COVID-19? We have a tracker.


April 6, 2020

Dollar Figures from CARES For Various Agencies

Joint Letter: Common Sense Principles for COVID-19 Response

April 3, 2020

Weekly Wastebasket: Today’s Pandemic Response, Tomorrow’s Crony Capitalism?

In The News – USA Today: Why Boeing might not need a bailout despite coronavirus, 737 Max crises

April 1, 2020

In The News – Politifact: Are states in a bidding war over medical gear with the feds? 

March 31, 2020

In The News – The Hill: Democrats, Trump set to battle over implementing $2T relief bill

In The News – Bloomberg Law: Defense workers pressured to defy virus and keep making weapons

March 30, 2020

In The News – Washington Journal/CSPAN: Stephen Ellis on Coronavirus Aid Legislation

In The News – Fortune: Stimulus funnels billions to health care for spending unrelated to COVID-19

In The News – WJLA/ABC: Major cruise companies likely left out of bailout thanks to language in stimulus law

In The News – WVTF/Virginia Public Radio: No coal industry tax break in COVID-19 relief bill

March 28, 2020

Analysis: Deeming All Defense Contracts “Essential” Will Be Costly

March 27, 2020

In The News – Yahoo! Finance: Airlines plot course through turbulent coronavirus crisis with billions from US taxpayers

In The News – The New York Times: For farmers, stimulus bill means subsidies continue to flow

In The News – AP: Congress locks Trump oversight into $2.2 trillion package

Weekly Wastebasket: CARES Act Hits Finish Line

March 26, 2020

In The News – Fast Company: Here are the most infuriating details and corporate giveaways in the COVID-19 stimulus bill

In The News – KTOO: Trump would like to help the cruise industry. Not everyone who works in the industry thinks that’s a good idea.

Analysis: Someone Remembered the Sunscreen … in the COVID-19 Stimulus Package

Analysis: The COVID-19 Stimulus Package – Long On Money, Short On Details

Analysis: 2020 Bailout Inspectors General Funding

In The News – WJLA/ABC: The $2 trillion stimulus package, broken down

In The News – Real Clear Politics: As job losses soar, will rescue package save the economy?

In The News – WJLA/ABC: Tracking trillions and sunscreen in coronavirus relief bill

Analysis: 2020 Bailout DHS Dollar Amounts

Analysis: 2020 Bailout Defense Program Funding

March 25, 2020

Quick Take: Agriculture in the time of COVID-19

In The News – USA Today: The $2 trillion stimulus is the biggest in history. How does it compare to 9/11, financial crisis bills?

In The News – The Washington Post: Senate aid package quietly carves out billions intended for Boeing, officials say

In The News – The Washington Examiner: Coronavirus relief deal will become most expensive ever

March 24, 2020

OpEd – Morning Consult: Commonsense Principles for Coronavirus Disaster Response and Recovery

In The News – Reuters: U.S. holding slew of new drilling lease sales despite oil market slump

March 20, 2020

Wastebasket: Accountability and Oversight in the Time of COVID-19

Tracker: COVID-19 Stimulus Requests: Tracker by Industry

In The News – WJLA/ABC: Taxpayer Watchdog: Americans should be asking questions about emergency spending

In The News – Roll Call: Defense Industry to Carry on in Face of Coronavirus

March 19, 2020

Analysis: A New Tracker and the Aerospace Industries’ Selfish Abuse of the COVID-19 Crisis

Statement: Conservative and Taxpayer Groups Call for Emergency Suspension of Oil & Gas Leasing on Public Lands

March 18, 2020

Letter: Principles for Coronavirus Disaster Response and Recovery

March 17, 2020

Analysis: Now is the Time to Press Pause On Oil and Gas Leasing

Quick Take: Possible COVID-19 Response and Stimulus Package

March 13, 2020

Wastebasket: Washington – Rise To The Occasion

March 12, 2020

In The News – Marketplace: The Trump administration considers ways to help the travel industry