Lisa Mascaro

Government, Business, Safety

Biden’s Big Infrastructure Plan Hits McConnell, GOP Blockade

Bridge A bridge in Chicago. (SerrNovik/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress are betting that it’s more advantageous to oppose President Joe Biden’s rebuild America agenda than to lend support for the $2.25 trillion undertaking for roads, bridges and other infrastructure investments.

Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press
April 5, 2021
Government, Business

Senate OKs $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) celebrates after the Senate narrowly passed the $1.9 trillion relief bill Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) celebrates after the Senate narrowly approved the $1.9 trillion relief package March 6. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

The U.S. Senate passed a sweeping $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill March 6 that includes billions for vaccines, $1,400 direct payments to many Americans and billions for transit.

Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press
March 7, 2021