Billy House

Government, Business

Democratic, GOP House Members Pitch New Infrastructure Plan

Capitol Building J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press

A group of Democratic and Republican U.S. House members that is trying to keep alive the hope of a bipartisan infrastructure package said late June 8 agreement had been reached on $761.8 billion in new spending over eight years.

Billy House | Bloomberg News
June 9, 2021
Government, Business

House GOP Foils Move on Trump’s $2,000 Checks

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Ting Shen/Bloomberg News) House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer holds a news conference Dec. 24. (Ting Shen/Bloomberg News)

A surprise scuffle over pandemic relief is set to run up against a crucial federal funding deadline the week of Dec. 28 as Democrats side with President Donald Trump in his demand for $2,000 payments to most Americans and Republicans take up his criticism of government spending.

Billy House | Bloomberg News
December 24, 2020
Government, Business

Pelosi, Mnuchin to Talk Fiscal Stimulus Again

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a conference at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 8. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a conference at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 8. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will hold a call the afternoon of Oct. 19 on a fiscal-stimulus package, a day before Pelosi’s deadline for a pre-election package expires.

Billy House | Bloomberg News
October 19, 2020
Government, Business

Stimulus Chances Fading as Mnuchin Cites Political Reality

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the chances of a stimulus bill before the election were dimming. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Oct. 14 said the chances of a stimulus bill before the election were dimming. (Drew Angerer/Bloomberg News)

The chances for a preelection stimulus for the U.S. economy from Congress are all but over, with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Oct. 14 pointing to political dynamics undermining the monthslong negotiations.

Billy House | Bloomberg News
October 14, 2020
Government, Business

Trump, Republicans Divided on Stimulus as Pelosi Demands Revamp

President Trump speaks from the Truman Balcony of the White House during a campaign event on Oct. 10. President Trump speaks from the Truman Balcony of the White House during a campaign event on Oct. 10. (Erin Scott/Bloomberg News)

Prospects for U.S. fiscal stimulus before Election Day dimmed on Oct. 13, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanding the White House revamp its latest offer and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell pushing a smaller-scale strategy that Pelosi quickly rejected.

Billy House | Bloomberg News
October 13, 2020
Government, Business

Pelosi Optimistic on Relief, Says Trump’s Illness Alters Dynamic

Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Oct. 1. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Oct. 1. Pelosi said Oct. 2 that she remained hopeful of stimulus progress. (Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said negotiations on a new stimulus with the White House will press ahead and President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis might change the tenor of the talks by emphasizing the seriousness of the pandemic.

Billy House | Bloomberg News
October 2, 2020
Government, Business

Pelosi Says White House Has to Offer More on Stimulus

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a television interview on Capitol Hill on Sept. 28. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a television interview on Capitol Hill on Sept. 28. (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the White House will have to agree to “much more” spending for a fresh round of stimulus if there is any hope of striking a deal before the election.

Billy House | Bloomberg News
September 28, 2020
Government, Business

US Stimulus Prospects Darken With Strains Over Supreme Court

The U.S. Capitol stands past columns of the Supreme Court in Washington on April 16. The U.S. Capitol stands past columns of the Supreme Court in Washington on April 16. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

The eruption of a partisan battle over replacing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg damaged already-slim prospects for another round of U.S. fiscal stimulus, threatening to undermine the recovery in the coming months.

Billy House | Bloomberg News
September 21, 2020
Government

Paul Ryan Re-Elected Speaker of the House

Nancy Pelosi, Paul Ryan by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Paul Ryan was formally re-elected House speaker Jan. 3 as he intensifies his efforts to move past his differences with Donald Trump after a divisive campaign.

Billy House | Bloomberg News
January 3, 2017
Government, Business

White House, Republicans Lack Plan to Get Vote on Trade Bill

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The Obama administration and Republican leaders don’t have a clear plan to resurrect the president’s trade agenda and are giving themselves until the end of July to find a way to overcome resistance from congressional Democrats.

Billy House | Bloomberg News
June 16, 2015

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