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