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Politics Mar 25WATCH: Senate votes to extend small business loan program for 2 months
The bill had already passed the House, so it now goes to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law. Congress started the loan program last year to help businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic.
Politics Mar 16Senate confirms Isabel Guzman to lead small business agency
Guzman is a former Obama administration SBA official who currently heads California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate.
Nation Mar 15Security officials to scale back fencing around U.S. Capitol
The fencing will be scaled back in two phases, Timothy Blodgett, the acting House sergeant-at-arms, said Monday in a memo to members of Congress and their staff.
Politics Mar 11WATCH: Democrats push forward with Biden’s health secretary pick
The Senate voted on Thursday to advance President Joe Biden’s nominee for health secretary as Democrats muscled past Republican opposition using a new procedure put in place to avoid gridlock in the evenly divided Senate.
Economy Mar 10What’s inside the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill passed by Congress
The $1.9 trillion bill provides direct payments of up to $1,400 for most Americans, extends emergency unemployment benefits and boosts spending for COVID-19 vaccines and testing.
Politics Mar 03Senate COVID-19 relief bill won’t include transportation projects GOP used to voice opposition
A spokesperson for Speaker Nancy Pelosi says it's “unclear how Republicans will justify their opposition" to the bill now.
Politics Feb 26Highlights of the COVID-19 relief bill advancing in Congress
Republicans say the spending is vastly more than what is needed for the pandemic. But Democrats and President Joe Biden say a robust aid package is necessary to prevent a long and painful economic recovery.
Nation Feb 26Democratic-led House makes conservation push with lands bill
The House passed legislation Friday that would create about 1.5 million acres of new wilderness and incorporate nearly 1,200 miles of waterways into the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System…
Politics Feb 25House votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people
The bill passed Thursday by a vote of 224-206 with three Republicans joining Democrats in voting yes. The Equality Act amends existing civil rights law to explicitly include sexual orientation and gender identification as protected characteristics.
Politics Feb 25WATCH: House poised to vote on legal safeguards for LGBTQ people
The Equality Act amends existing civil rights law to explicitly include sexual orientation and gender identification as protected characteristics. Supporters say the law would ensure that every person is treated equally under the law.