stimulus

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, Safety

Doomed-to-Fail Senate Vote Will Usher Final Scene on Stimulus

Mitch McConnell speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Sept. 9. Mitch McConnell speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Sept. 9. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Senate is poised to vote Sept. 10 on whether to advance a slimmed-down Republican-crafted pandemic relief bill, opening what’s likely to be the final stage of the monthslong partisan battle over fiscal stimulus.

September 10, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

McConnell Plans Vote on Relief Plan That Pelosi Calls ‘Fraudulent’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hoping to break the logjam on a new stimulus bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hoping to break the logjam on a new stimulus bill this week. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Congressional leaders hardened their battle lines on additional fiscal stimulus on Sept. 8, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi labeling Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s proposal for a slimmed-down package “fraudulent.”

September 8, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Mitch McConnell Raises Doubts on New Stimulus

Mitch McConnell is raising doubts about another coronavirus stimulus bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pauses during a television interview on Aug. 11. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed doubts about whether Congress can get a deal on another pandemic relief package when lawmakers return to Washington after a monthlong recess, despite the Trump administration’s push for a quick, targeted stimulus.

September 2, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

American Airlines to Drop Flights to 15 Cities in October

Passengers wait at American Airlines ticket counter Travelers wear masks as they wait at the American Airlines ticket counter in Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, on June 16, 2020. (Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press)

American Airlines will drop flights to 15 smaller U.S. cities in October when a federal requirement to serve those communities ends.

David Koenig | Associated Press
August 20, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

White House Open to $25 Billion for USPS, McEnany Says

A person approaches a USPS collection box in Los Angeles on Aug. 17. A person approaches a USPS collection box in Los Angeles on Aug. 17. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

The Trump administration is willing to consider the Democrats’ plan to spend $25 billion on the U.S. Postal Service — as long as lawmakers also provide other coronavirus relief sought by the White House, said spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany.

Saleha Mohsin | Bloomberg News
August 19, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Pelosi Calls House Back Into Session to Vote on Postal Bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called lawmakers back into session for a potential vote on USPS relief slated for Aug. 22. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling the House back into session over the crisis at the U.S. Postal Service, setting up a political showdown amid growing concerns that the Trump White House is trying to undermine the agency ahead of the election.

August 17, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Mnuchin Pushes for Limited Stimulus as Stalemate Persists

Steven Mnuchin wants a limited stimulus bill. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is pushing again for a limited virus-relief bill. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin renewed a push for a more limited next-round U.S. pandemic relief package of “a little more than $1 trillion” on Aug. 12, saying that Democratic demands for spending more could be discussed down the road.

August 12, 2020
Government, Business

Trump’s Executive Actions Fail to Jolt Stalled Relief Talks

Steven Mnuchin and Mark Meadows speak to media members on Aug. 7. Steven Mnuchin and Mark Meadows speak to members of the media at the U.S. Capitol on Aug. 7. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Two days after President Donald Trump moved to implement scaled-down coronavirus relief without congressional approval, there’s no indication the tactic will get Republicans and Democrats back to the negotiating table for a comprehensive stimulus.

August 10, 2020
Government, Business

Trump Allows Some Unemployment Pay, Defers Payroll Tax

President Trump speaking at his Bedminster, N.J., golf club

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, President Donald Trump on Aug. 8 moved to bypass the nation’s elected lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and extend an expired unemployment benefit after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.

August 8, 2020

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