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Mar 19th, 2021
Laws & Regulations
GOP Senators Counter with $1T Infrastructure Bill
President Biden has dropped his $2.3 trillion opening bid to $1.7 trillion, but the two sides still can't agree on how to pay for it.
May 26th, 2021
Biden Infrastructure Plan Faces Crucial Deadline
The administration is signaling that it's important not just whether Biden can push his priorities into law — but how he does it.
May 25th, 2021
US Infrastructure Negotiations Reaching Crucial Stage
The president's team had set a soft Memorial Day deadline to determine whether a deal was within reach.
May 21st, 2021
Biden Wants Infrastructure Package Approved Over Summer
The final price tag is in flux, but is projected to be between $3 trillion and $4 trillion.
Mar 30th, 2021
Congress Stuck, McConnell Resists State Aid in COVID-19 Deal
The hardened stance from McConnell creates a new stalemate over the $900-billion-plus package.
Dec 11th, 2020
Mnuchin, Pelosi Talk Virus Relief; GOP Slashes Jobless Aid
Aid runs out Friday for a $600 weekly jobless benefit that Democrats call a lifeline for out-of-work Americans.
Jul 28th, 2020
House Approves Changes to Virus Aid Subsidy Program
The new measure extends the program through the end of the year and gives business owners 24 weeks to spend federal aid.
May 29th, 2020
Laws & Regulations
Congress Shifts to Overhauling Small Business Aid
Formal talks on the next phase of the federal coronavirus response are absent from the agenda.
May 27th, 2020
Congress Set to Pass $483B Virus Aid
The bipartisan bill is Washington's fourth in response to the crisis, and is not expected to be the last.
Apr 22nd, 2020
Deal on $500B Virus Aid Package Near
'We have a deal and I think we'll pass it today,' Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday morning.
Apr 21st, 2020
Lawmakers Near Deal on Aid
The proposal would add up to $450 billion to a small-business loan program that has run out of money.
Apr 20th, 2020