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