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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.
Politics Mar 25WATCH: Trump, White House coronavirus task force holds press briefing on outbreak
President Donald Trump said of the greatest public-health emergency in anyone's lifetime, "I don’t think its going to end up being such a rough patch" and anticipated the economy soaring “like a rocket ship” when it's over. Yet he implored…
Nation Mar 25WATCH: Senate passes coronavirus rescue package on unanimous vote
The vote came despite misgivings on both sides about whether it goes too far or not far enough and capped days of difficult negotiations as Washington confronted a national challenge unlike it has ever faced.
Politics Mar 23Democrats block vote on virus aid package to wrangle more help for workers, public health
At the Capitol, tempers flared and emotions were raw as senators struggled over critically needed aid. Democrats argue the package is tilted toward corporations.
Nation Mar 23Trump appears to waffle on shutdown as Congress pursues aid
President Donald Trump suggested Monday he had qualms about extending the current 15-day suggested shutdown as his officials warned about the deepening coronavirus crisis and Congress and the White House struggled to complete a nearly $2 trillion economic rescue package.
Politics Mar 23Congressional rescue talks continue as coronavirus crisis expands
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top-level negotiations between Congress and the White House churned late into the night over a now nearly $2 trillion economic rescue package, as the coronavirus crisis deepened, the nation shut down and the first U.S. senator tested…
Politics Mar 19In $1 trillion virus response, McConnell proposes paying $1,200 per person
Keeping paychecks flowing for idled workers as jobless claims skyrocket is a top priority for both the Republican and Democratic plans emerging from Congress.
Economy Mar 18Treasury proposal: Deliver $500 billion to Americans starting April
In a memorandum issued Wednesday, Treasury is calling for two $250 billion cash infusions to individuals: A first set of checks issued starting April 6, with a second wave in mid-May.
Health Mar 18Senate considers $100 billion coronavirus bill, bigger federal measure in works
The upcoming economic package alone could exceed $1 trillion, a rescue plan not seen since the Great Recession.
Health Mar 16WATCH: Trump urges social distancing, warns COVID-19 could disrupt U.S. until August
Trump admin: Public should avoid gatherings larger than 10 people, cancel discretionary travel in bid to slow outbreak.