Erik Wasson

Government, Business

House Aims to Pass Stopgap Government-Funding Bill Week of Sept. 21

U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said the House would look to pass a stopgap bill next week. U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said the House would look to pass a stopgap bill next week. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

The House is aiming to vote the week of Sept. 21 on a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open when the fiscal year ends Oct. 1, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
September 14, 2020
Government, Business

House Democrats Pitch $1.5 Trillion in Infrastructure Spending

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference June 11. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference June 11. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Bloomberg News)

House Democrats on June 18 pitched a $1.5 trillion plan to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure and urged President Donald Trump to immediately engage in negotiations on how to pay for it.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
June 18, 2020
Government, Business

House Democrats Push for Infrastructure in Next Coronavirus Bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks to members of the media in the U.S. Capitol on March 27. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks to members of the media in the U.S. Capitol on March 27. (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the next coronavirus stimulus bill should include at least $760 billion over five years for water projects, broadband and transportation — plus $10 billion for community health centers and more for housing and education — as a way to strengthen U.S. infrastructure and the economy.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
April 1, 2020
Government, Business

House Democrats to Map Out Economic Response to Virus Outbreak

Empty business class Business class seats remain empty just prior to takeoff on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Tokyo on March 7. (David J. Phillip/AP)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to meet with top Democrats on March 9 to begin drawing up a response to the economic disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak, which already is threatening to stall growth.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
March 9, 2020
Government, Business

Senate Delays Vote on USMCA

US-Mexico-Canada cargo containers Illustration by Getty Images

A full Senate vote on President Donald Trump’s rewritten NAFTA trade agreement will be put off until next week at the earliest, after the deal was referred to multiple committees for review, according to a GOP aide.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
January 7, 2020
Government, Business

House Democrats Plan USMCA Vote as Nancy Pelosi Lauds Revised Deal

USMCA Pelosi via J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press

House Democrats plan a vote the week of Dec. 16 on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free-trade agreement, Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her members, saying the deal was changed to meet her demands.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
December 10, 2019
Government, Business

Pelosi, White House Seek USMCA Deal at Crucial Meeting

Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi by Kholood Eid/Bloomberg

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is meeting Nov. 21 with President Donald Trump’s trade representative Robert Lighthizer, but she said even if they reach a deal on the stalled U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement, there might not be time to vote this year.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
November 21, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

White House, Democrats Upbeat on USMCA Despite Impeachment Prospects

Donald Trump President Donald Trump by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The White House and House Democrats are increasingly upbeat that the stalled U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement can be amended and approved in Congress, despite the rancorous impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
October 17, 2019
Government, Business

Democrats Signal Hope for Passing New North America Trade Accord

Democrats House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a previous press conference. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

House Democrats are expressing optimism as they begin what could be the final stage of negotiations to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, paving the way to vote on President Donald Trump’s top legislative priority.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
June 11, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Says 'No Bluff!' On the Mexico Tariffs

Mexico Trucks wait to cross the US-Mexico border. (Paul Ratje/Bloomberg News)

Republican lawmakers eager to halt a new round of tariffs on Mexican goods next week have spent days urging the Trump administration to negotiate a solution with Mexico’s government.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
June 5, 2019

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