By Yamiche Alcindor, Geoffrey Lou Guray
The COVID relief and economic package is a massive bill that has a far-reaching impact in ways that many Americans don't know about yet. One provision calls for debt relief for Black farmers, who have long been denied access to…
By Lisa Desjardins
It was one year ago today the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. On Thursday, days after Congress passed a $1.9 trillion aid bill with a party-line vote, President Biden signed the legislation into law. The president will…
By Yamiche Alcindor
A key part of the COVID aid bill creates the most significant changes to the Affordable Care Act since it was passed more than 10 years ago, including larger subsidies to buy insurance, reducing deductibles and more money for Medicaid…
During the weekend, all 50 Senate Democrats voted to pass the COVID relief bill. One of them is Sen. Alex Padilla, a California Democrat, who joins Judy Woodruff from Capitol Hill to discuss how it will affect his state, Republican…
The latest jobs report showed a surprising rebound in the labor market, with employers adding a net of 379,000 new jobs in February. And the unemployment rate fell a tenth of a percentage point, to 6.2 percent. The dip in…
For an opposing perspective on COVID relief and the congressional agenda we turn to Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who chairs the Senate's budget committee. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the minimum wage, the Republican response to President…
By Daniel Bush
The U.S. House of Representatives is on the verge of passing a $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, even after Democrats suffered a setback on one of their key priorities, including a federal increase in the minimum wage. NewsHour's Daniel Bush…
By Yamiche Alcindor, Ryan Connelly Holmes
President Biden's plans to pass a $1.9 trillion stimulus package picked up some momentum Friday as Democrats in Congress approved a basic blueprint. While the measures don't have the force of law, lawmakers are expected to begin writing the details…
The Biden administration and Senate Republicans continue to debate the merits and details of the president's $1.9 trillion relief plan. Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, the third-highest ranking Republican in the Senate, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.
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