stimulus

Government, Business

Pelosi Wants ‘Big’ Health Care, Infrastructure Push in 2021

Nancy Pelosi holds a news conference at the Capitol on Oct. 29. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi holds a news conference at the Capitol on Oct. 29. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is preparing a 2021 legislative agenda with two “great, big initiatives” — expanding health care access and rebuilding American infrastructure — that are longtime Democratic priorities aligned with Joe Biden’s platform and taking on fresh urgency in the COVID-19 crisis.

Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press
October 29, 2020
Government

COVID-19 Relief Aid Package Still in Negotiations

Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi by Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News

Congressional leaders and the White House have yet to reconcile differences on COVID-19 emergency aid proposals.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 28, 2020
Government, Business

Stimulus Hope on Hold Until After Election as Senate Leaves

The U.S. Capitol building on Oct. 26. Three months of squabbling over a new round of virus relief failed to bring legislation before the election. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

U.S. senators departed the Capitol for a pre-election break Oct. 26, making the logistics for passing a fiscal stimulus package by Nov. 3 practically impossible, leaving the economy more vulnerable to damage from a resurgent coronavirus pandemic.

Erik Wasson and Billy House | Bloomberg News
October 27, 2020
Government, Business

Pelosi, Mnuchin Trade Blame as Stimulus Negotiations Stall

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the burden was on President Trump to push forward on stimulus negotiations. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the burden was on President Trump to push forward on stimulus negotiations. (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News)

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Oct. 23 put the onus on each other to re-energize flagging stimulus talks as prospects for action on virus relief legislation before the election are fading fast.

October 23, 2020
Government, Business

Pelosi Says ‘Just About There’ on Stimulus; Senate Hurdle Awaits

Steven Mnuchin and Nancy Pelosi. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are “just about there” on a deal for a coronavirus relief package even as there are outstanding differences still being negotiated.

Erik Wasson and Billy House | Bloomberg News
October 22, 2020
Government, Business

Pelosi, Mnuchin Near a Deal, With Post-Election Vote Floated

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said the hope was to reach a deal on new stimulus by Oct. 23. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said the hope was to reach a deal on new stimulus by Oct. 23. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said the goal in talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a deal on a coronavirus relief package within the next 48 hours.

Erik Wasson and Billy House | Bloomberg News
October 21, 2020
Government, Business

Stimulus Nears Election Endgame on Pelosi Deadline, Senate Vote

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who's on a trip to the Middle East, will speak on the phone with Nancy Pelosi on Oct. 20. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who's on a trip to the Middle East, will speak on the phone with Nancy Pelosi on Oct. 20. (Oliver Contreras/Bloomberg News)

After months of on-again, off-again talks on an increasingly needed fiscal-stimulus package, Oct. 20 is shaping up as a do-or-die moment for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to get a virus relief deal done in time for Election Day.

Billy House and Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
October 20, 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 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
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

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