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HOUSE SPEAKER Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Md., right, and other bipartisan legislators, signs the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act after it passed in the House on Capitol Hill, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington. The $2.2 trillion package will head to head to President Donald Trump for his signature. / AP FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARNIK

House passes $2.2T rescue package, rushes it to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) – Acting swiftly in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life...

Predictions that Rhode Island will lose a House seat less certain

PROVIDENCE – The 2020 Census looms large for Rhode Island, with experts long predicting it to result in the state losing one of its...

House of Representatives approves Corporate Transparency Act

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. House of Representatives last week approved a bill to help authorities track illicit financial flows by requiring companies to identify...
ALL THE DIFFERENCE: Chris Carlozzi, Rhode Island state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, said making it less expensive for small companies to reorganize under bankruptcy protection can “make all the difference” between survival and going out of business. 

New bill would simplify bankruptcy process for small businesses

Advocates for small businesses may finally get the legislation they’ve been seeking. Congress passed a bill in July to make it simpler and less expensive...

Cicilline’s Congressional App Challenge seeks entrants, designs

PAWTUCKET – The Congressional App Challenge annual competition is off and running, with Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., encouraging students in his district to...
PROVIDENCE COUNTY RESIDENTS have been urged by city and state officials to participate in the 2018 End-to-End Census Test in preparation for the 2020 Census. Providence County is the only county in the nation to conduct such a test run. / COURTESY US. CENSUS BUREAU

Providence County residents urged to complete 2018 End-to-End Census Test

PROVIDENCE – Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the Rhode Island congressional delegation urged Providence County residents to respond to the 2018 End-to-End Census...

Will the tax reform proposal being put forth by the U.S....

The U.S. tax reform proposal being put forth by the U.S. House of Representatives has both proponents and opponents, and the final version is...

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