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Trump relents, signs COVID relief, averts federal shutdown

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – President Donald Trump has signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package, ending days of drama over his refusal...
House Republicans shot have rejected a proposal to include $2,000 direct payments to most Americans in the new COVID-19 relief bill. / AP FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARNIK

Republicans block $2,000 virus checks despite Trump demand

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans shot down a Democratic bid on Thursday to pass President Donald Trump's longshot, end-of-session demand for $2,000 direct payments...

Trump threatens to torpedo COVID relief with new demands

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has threatened to torpedo Congress’ massive COVID-19 relief package in the midst of a raging pandemic and deep...
CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS have hashed out a massive, year-end catchall bill that combines $900 billion in COVID-19 aid with a $1.4 trillion spending bill and reams of other unfinished legislation on taxes, energy, education and health care. / AP FILE PHOTO/JACQUELYN MARTIN

$900B COVID relief bill passed by Congress, sent to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to...
TOP CAPITAL HILL negotiators sealed a deal Sunday on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package, finally delivering long-overdue help to businesses and individuals and providing money to deliver vaccines to a nation eager for them. / AP FILE PHOTO/JOSE LUIS MAGANA

Congress seals agreement on $900 billion COVID relief bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – After months of Washington gridlock, Congress is set to act on a $900 billion pandemic relief package, finally delivering long-sought cash...
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER Sen. Mitch McConnell said Friday that Congress is unlikely to deliver another big COVID-19 relief bill before the election. / AP FILE PHOTO/MANUEL BALCE CENETA

McConnell says no COVID-19 bill likely before Election Day

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump's most powerful GOP ally in the Senate said Friday that Congress is unlikely to deliver another big COVID-19...
THE U.S. SENATE is poised to vote on a trimmed-down Republican coronavirus relief package, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. / AP FILE PHOTO/J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE

McConnell: Senate to vote on ‘targeted’ virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, under pressure from GOP senators in tough reelection races, said Tuesday the Senate would vote on...
U.S. TREASURY SECRETARY Steven Mnuchin said that the Trump Administration has dropped its current bid to cut Social Security payroll taxes as Republicans prepare to unveil a $1 trillion COVID-19 rescue package. / AP FILE PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI

White House drops payroll tax cut after GOP allies object

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House reluctantly dropped its bid to cut Social Security payroll taxes Thursday as Republicans prepared to unveil a $1...
THE SENATE has passed legislation that lower an original requirement that at least 75% of Paycheck Protection Program money be used on payroll costs, reducing that threshold to 60% of the loan. / AP FILE PHOTO/PATRICK SEMANSKY

Senate passes fix for small-business coronavirus relief

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate on Wednesday passed legislation to make it easier for businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic to take advantage...
THE CBO has projected a $3.7 trillion U.S. budget deficit due to the economic impact of COVID-19 as well as spending related to the pandemic. / SUSAN WALSH

CBO says deficit to reach $3.7 trillion in economic decline

WASHINGTON (AP) – A recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic and a government spending spree on testing, health care and aid to businesses and households...
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