stimulus

Government, Business

Mnuchin Says Trump to Take Executive Action as Stimulus Talks Stall

Steven Mnuchin and Mark Meadows leave after speaking to reporters. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, center left, and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, center right, leave negotiations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Aug. 6. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he’ll recommend President Donald Trump move ahead with executive action on unemployment aid, evictions and student loans after another round of negotiations with Democrats on a virus relief plan ended without any agreement.

August 7, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

USPS Election Role Becomes Flashpoint in Stimulus Talks

A USPS letter carrier prepares mail for delivery. A letter carrier prepares mail for delivery at a USPS facility in Fairfax, Va., on May 19. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News).

House Democrats want to throw a financial lifeline to the struggling U.S. Postal Service amid concerns that mail delays could lead to hundreds of thousands of legitimate votes being thrown out, potentially skewing the election. Senate Republicans say the money isn’t needed.

August 6, 2020
Government, Business

White House, Democrats Locked in Standoff as Deal Deadline Looms

Steven Mnuchin and Mark Meadows are struggling to make progress on relief negotiations. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, far right, and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, second from right, are struggling to make progress in relief negotiations. (Cheriss May/Bloomberg News)

The White House and congressional Democrats are locked in a standoff over the size and breadth of a new virus relief package, with their self-imposed Aug. 7 deadline for a deal looming.

August 6, 2020
Government, Business

‘Kumbaya Moment’ Unlikely in Next COVID-19 Bill, McConnell Says

Mitch McConnell has found himself on the outside looking in during this relief bill negotiation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he is ready to support a negotiated relief package, "even if I have some problems with certain parts of it.” (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Bloomberg News)

Partisan disagreements about the degree of assistance to provide various groups and industries have delayed a COVID-19 relief package.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 5, 2020
Government, Business

Virus Relief Bill Remains Up in Air as Negotiations Resume

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows speaks during a press briefing. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows speaks during a press briefing about stimulus negotiations progress on July 31. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

Slow, grinding negotiations on a huge COVID-19 relief bill are set to resume Aug. 3, but the path forward promises to be challenging and time is already growing short.

Andrew Taylor | Associated Press
August 3, 2020
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 | Senior Reporter
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 q 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.

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

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