Articles Tagged 'stimulus bill'

GOP shifting on unemployment benefits as jobless numbers swell

Faced with staggering unemployment numbers that are likely to remain elevated through the election, Senate Republicans are reversing their positions on ending a federal plus-up… READ MORE

Senate Democrats pump brakes on new stimulus checks

House Democrats looking to deliver another round of $1,200 relief checks to Americans are encountering skepticism from an unexpected source — fellow Democrats in the… READ MORE

Congress headed toward unemployment showdown

A debate over whether to extend enhanced unemployment benefits is emerging as a significant obstacle to getting a deal on another round of coronavirus relief… READ MORE

Pelosi touts $3.6B vote-by-mail bill, now called ‘Voting at Home,’ after Trump warnings to Michigan, Nevada

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday night touted a $3.6 billion vote-by-mail proposal – which she rechristened “Voting at Home” – adding that the bill… READ MORE

Pelosi stresses urgency for next relief bill: Hunger, joblessness don’t ‘take a pause’

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday stressed the urgency of passing the next coronavirus relief bill as Republicans suggest waiting to see how state reopenings… READ MORE

Lawmakers eye reforms to $600 unemployment benefit in bid to save jobs

Lawmakers are eyeing changes to the $600 payment boost to unemployment benefits to alleviate the incentives leading some workers to choose to remain jobless. Adding… READ MORE

Trump says next coronavirus relief bill has to include payroll tax cut

President Trump on Sunday said he won’t support another round of coronavirus stimulus legislation unless it includes a payroll tax cut, a measure that has… READ MORE

Democrats ramp up demand for massive bailout of state and local governments

House and Senate Democrats are escalating calls for an historic federal bailout of state and local governments coping with significant revenue losses due to the… READ MORE

House passes $484B coronavirus relief package

The House on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to pass legislation providing roughly $484 billion in coronavirus relief for small businesses, hospitals and expanded medical testing, capping… READ MORE

AOC blasts GOP ‘inaction’ after $484B ‘small potatoes’ relief bill passes Senate

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ripped Republican lawmakers for their “inaction” after an economic relief bill worth nearly half-a-trillion-dollars passed in the Senate on Tuesday.… READ MORE

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