Billy House and Laura Davison

Government, Business

Pelosi Urges Trump to Press GOP to Back $2,000 Checks

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 20. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 20. (Ting Shen/Bloomberg News)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pledged swift action on new legislation boosting stimulus payments for individuals to $2,000, urging Republicans to join Democrats in meeting a last-minute demand from President Donald Trump that threw a historic pandemic relief package into doubt.

December 23, 2020
Government, Business

Stimulus Looks Doomed by Parties’ Divergent Goals

Stimulus Pelosi speaks at a past press conference. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

Even with the U.S. still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, Washington fell short in delivering more stimulus before the election, whipsawed by President Donald Trump and hobbled by the diverging agendas of the top Republican and Democrat in Congress. Now, voters will help decide what happens next.

October 15, 2020