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Politics Apr 24Coronavirus relief pushing U.S. deficits to staggering heights
A recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic and a burst of government spending will nearly quadruple the government’s budget deficit, the Congressional Budget Office said Friday.
Politics Apr 23WATCH: Congress delivers nearly $500 billion more in virus aid
Congress has delivered a nearly $500 billion infusion of coronavirus spending, almost unanimously rushing new relief to employers and hospitals buckling under the strain of a pandemic that has claimed almost 50,000 American lives and one in six U.S. jobs.
Politics Apr 21WATCH: Senate approves $483 billion virus aid deal
The coronavirus aid package flew through the Senate on Tuesday after Congress and the White House reached a deal to replenish a small-business payroll fund and provided new money for hospitals and testing.
Economy Apr 20Talks drag on $450 billion virus aid for small businesses, hospitals
The Trump administration and Congress are struggling to seal an agreement on more than $450 billion to help small businesses hurt by the coronavirus, but the Trump administration and key lawmakers insisted a final pact is within reach.
Politics Apr 15Mnuchin, Schumer rev up talks as small business aid runs dry
A key coronavirus rescue fund nearly exhausted, negotiations are accelerating in Washington over President Donald Trump’s $250 billion emergency request to help smaller employers across the country keep workers on their payroll.
Politics Apr 03In pivot, Pelosi says next round of aid should build on past bipartisan relief bills
The California Democrat had earlier pressed goals such as a large public works measure and restoring a deduction for state and local tax payments.
Politics Mar 27Trump signs $2.2 trillion stimulus after swift congressional votes
Acting with unity and resolve unseen since the 9/11 attacks, Washington moved urgently to stem an economic free fall caused by widespread restrictions meant to slow the spread of the virus that have shuttered schools, closed businesses and brought American…
Politics Mar 27House plan on $2.2 trillion virus relief bill hits last-minute snag
House leaders' plan for swift action on a $2.2 trillion package to ease the coronavirus pandemic's devastating toll on the U.S. economy and health care system has run into complications. A maverick conservative lawmaker has threatened to delay passage until…
Health Mar 26WATCH: House approves $2.2 trillion virus rescue bill
The House approved the sweeping measure by a voice vote, as strong majorities of both parties lined up behind the most colossal economic relief bill in the nation's history.
Politics Mar 25$2 trillion virus rescue bill hits late snags in U.S. Senate
The measure is the largest economic relief bill in history and both parties' leaders are pushing for quick passage. But several conservative Republican senators want late changes.