Andrew Taylor

Government, Business

Congress OKs COVID Relief, Government Funding Package

The U.S. Capitol building at dusk on Dec. 21. (Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press) The U.S. Capitol building at dusk on Dec. 21. (Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — Congress passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Dec. 21 that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths.

Andrew Taylor | Associated Press
December 21, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Negotiators Near Agreement on Long-Delayed COVID-19 Aid Bill

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) by Associated Press Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) by Patrick Semansky/Associated Press

Top congressional leaders are closing in on an agreement on a long-delayed COVID-19 relief package, hoping to seal a deal as early as Dec. 16.

Andrew Taylor | Associated Press
December 16, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Crunch Time for COVID-19 Relief as Bipartisan Bills Unveiled

Capitol Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of lawmakers was unveiling a detailed COVID-19 aid proposal Dec. 14 as Congress labored toward a final agreement on a new round of virus relief.

Andrew Taylor | Associated Press
December 14, 2020
Government

House OKs Funding Bill With Highway Law Extension

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi restored a farm aid funding patch sought by the administration to the continuing resolution. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — In a sweeping bipartisan vote that takes a government shutdown off the table, the House passed a temporary government-wide funding bill Sept. 22, shortly after President Donald Trump prevailed in a behind-the-scenes fight over his farm bailout.

Andrew Taylor | Associated Press
September 22, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Pelosi: House to Stay in Session Until COVID-19 Rescue Deal

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walks to her office on Capitol Hill on Sept. 14. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walks to her Capitol Hill office on Sept. 14. (Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press)

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sept. 15 the House will remain in session until lawmakers deliver another round of COVID-19 relief, a move that came as Democrats from swing districts signaled discontent with a standoff that could force them to face voters without delivering more aid.

Andrew Taylor | Associated Press
September 15, 2020
Government, Business

Virus Relief Bill Remains Up in Air as Negotiations Resume

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows speaks during a press briefing. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows speaks during a press briefing about stimulus negotiations progress on July 31. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

Slow, grinding negotiations on a huge COVID-19 relief bill are set to resume Aug. 3, but the path forward promises to be challenging and time is already growing short.

Andrew Taylor | Associated Press
August 3, 2020
Government, Business

Trump’s $4.8 Trillion Budget Proposal Revisits Rejected Cuts, Addresses Infrastructure

President Trump speaks to media on the South Lawn of the White House on Feb. 7. President Trump speaks to media on the South Lawn of the White House on Feb. 7. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump is offering a $4.8 trillion election-year budget plan that recycles previously rejected cuts to domestic programs like food stamps and Medicaid to promise a balanced budget in 15 years — all while boosting the military and leaving Social Security and Medicare benefits untouched.

Andrew Taylor | Associated Press
February 10, 2020