stimulus

Government, Business, Safety

Meadows Says Democrats Rebuff White House on Stopgap Jobless Aid

Nancy Pelosi has reportedly rebuffed White House proposals for short-term stopgap measures. Nancy Pelosi has reportedly rebuffed White House proposals for short-term stopgap measures for virus relief. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images via Bloomberg News)

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Democrats rebuffed multiple proposals from the Trump administration to extend lapsing supplemental unemployment benefits and have continued to raise the ante in talks on a stimulus package to bolster a U.S. economy hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic.

July 31, 2020
Government, Business

Trump Says Republicans, Democrats Far Apart in Stimulus Talks

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump said that Republicans and Democrats aren’t close to resolving their differences over a coronavirus stimulus package, and that Congress may need to pass some stopgap measures to prevent aid from running out.

Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou | Bloomberg News
July 29, 2020
Government, Business

Motorcoach Industry Seeks Federal Aid to Mitigate Losses

D.C. Trails bus A D.C. Trails tour bus. Operator Bill Torres says he is running about 40% of the number of buses he'd normally be running this time of year. (D.C. Trails)

The 100-year-old over-the-road motorcoach industry is struggling for survival as most of the nation’s 36,000 buses are sitting in parking lots because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 27, 2020
Government, Business

Pelosi Presses GOP to Quickly Negotiate Virus Aid With Democrats

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, accompanied by Rep. Dwight Evans. right, listens to a reporter's question on July 24. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, accompanied by Rep. Dwight Evans. right, listens to a reporter's question on July 24. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

Deadlines looming, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi implored Republicans and the White House on July 27 to come quickly to the negotiating table with Democrats over the next coronavirus relief package to prevent unemployment assistance and an eviction moratorium from expiring for millions of Americans.

Lisa Mascaro and Andrew Taylor | Associated Press
July 27, 2020
Government, Business

Mnuchin Says Payroll Tax Holiday Not in Next Stimulus Bill

Steven Mnuchin, center, leaves a Senate Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill on July 21. Steven Mnuchin, center, leaves a Senate Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill on July 21. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

A payroll tax holiday sought by President Donald Trump won’t be in the next stimulus package, but may be in follow-up virus relief legislation, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.

Saleha Mohsin | Bloomberg News
July 23, 2020
Government, Business

Senate GOP to Focus on Schools, Jobs in COVID-19 Stimulus

Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The Senate’s next round of stimulus funding related to the coronavirus pandemic is likely to assist with education and boost the workforce, the chamber’s leader indicated.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 16, 2020
Government, Business

White House Wants Stimulus by August Recess With $1 Trillion Cap

Stools are stored on top of a table at a bar temporarily closed in Arizona on June 30. Stools are stored on top of a table at a bar temporarily closed in Arizona on June 30. (Cheney Orr/Bloomberg News)

The White House wants Congress to pass another stimulus package by the first week in August, before lawmakers head home for their annual summer recess, and to keep the cost at $1 trillion or less, according to Vice President Mike Pence’s top aide.

July 7, 2020
Government, Business

McConnell Expects New Virus Relief Bill by End of Month

Mitch McConnell. McConnell said July 6 that he expected the Senate to introduce a new virus stimulus bill in the coming weeks. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted Congress will pass one final coronavirus rescue package later this month and appealed to everyone in public life to urge people to wear masks to control the spread.

Steven T. Dennis | Bloomberg News
July 6, 2020
Government, Business

House Clears Extension of Small Business Loan Program to August

The U.S. Capitol stands past Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington on April 1. The U.S. Capitol stands past Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington on April 1. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

The House gave final last-minute congressional approval July 1 to extending the popular Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses until Aug. 8, hours after the deadline for applications lapsed with more than $130 billion still available.

Billy House and Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
July 2, 2020
Government, Business

Trump Says He’ll Ask Congress for Additional Economic Stimulus

President Donald Trump speaks in Rose Garden June 5, 2020 President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House June 5. White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow (left) and Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia (top right) listen. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

President Donald Trump said he’ll ask Congress to pass more economic stimulus, including a payroll tax cut, even after the government reported a surprise improvement in U.S. unemployment June 5.

June 5, 2020

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