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Politics Nov 10GOP unveils $1.4 trillion spending bill amid post-election turmoil
Republicans controlling the Senate have unveiled a government-wide, $1.4 trillion spending bill. It's a mostly bipartisan measure that faces uncertain odds during this period of post-election tumult in Washington.
Politics Nov 09Virus relief package uncertain in post-election Congress
President-elect Joe Biden is making clear that he wants new coronavirus legislation to pass before he takes office. But Republicans controlling the Senate are poised to assert more influence and have rejected demands for a more than $2 trillion package.
Politics Oct 29WATCH: Pelosi criticizes White House over no response in virus talks
house Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a scolding assessment of COVID-19 relief talks on Thursday, blaming Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for failing to produce answers to her demands for Democratic priorities as part of an almost $2 trillion aid package.
Politics Oct 20Deadline looms, but COVID relief deal may be far off
With time nearly up for Congress and the White House to deliver aid to Americans before the election, the question remains: If not now, when?…
Nation Oct 13Social security checks to increase modestly in 2021 despite COVID-19 economic fallout
Social Security recipients will get a modest 1.3% cost-of living-increase in 2021, but that might be small comfort amid worries about the coronavirus and its consequences for older people.
Economy Oct 08COVID-19 relief pushes U.S. budget deficit to a record $3.1 trillion
The massive figures were expected but still stunning, more than double the previous deficit record of $1.4 trillion that was registered during former President Barack Obama's first year in office.
Politics Oct 06Trump halts COVID-19 relief negotiations until after election
President Donald Trump says he has instructed aides to stop negotiating on a coronavirus aid plan until after the election, roiling stock markets hoping for an economic boost for hard-hit industries such as the airlines.
Politics Oct 01Democrats press ahead on partisan COVID-19 bill as talks drag
Democrats controlling the House on Thursday plunged ahead with a partisan debate on their next option — a $2.2 trillion measure that's unacceptable to the White House and Republicans.
Nation Sep 30Pelosi and Mnuchin have ‘extensive’ talks on COVID-19 relief
At issue is a long-delayed package that would extend another round of $1,200 direct stimulus payments, restore bonus pandemic jobless benefits, speed aid to schools and extend assistance to airlines, restaurants and other struggling businesses.
Politics Sep 22House easily passes stopgap funding bill, averting shutdown
Democrats and Republicans in a bitterly divided U.S. House have voted to take a government shutdown off the table this fall, giving a big, bipartisan vote to a temporary government-wide funding bill Tuesday night.