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Who would get what and when from the $2 trillion stimulus package

MCCAIG/iStock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed the massive $2 trillion stimulus package into law during a signing ceremony in the Oval Office.”I want to thank Democrats and Republicans for coming together and putting America first,” Trump said.The House passed the bill, the largest aid measure in American history, earlier Friday in a voice…read more »

Coronavirus impacts: Disrupted lives, elevated stress and soaring worry

Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour(NEW YORK) — The coronavirus crisis weighs heavily on the American public: Seventy-seven percent in an ABC News/Washington Post poll say their lives have been disrupted, seven in 10 report personal stress and as many are worried that they or an immediate family member may become infected.Forty-one percent in…read more »

Inside Trump’s call with governors: a mix of praise and criticism

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead(WASHINGTON) — In a teleconference with governors that lasted more than an hour Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump faced a barrage of compliments, concerns and in some exchanges, criticism as state leaders made it clear they want more assistance from the federal government to combat the spread of COVID-19…read more »

New York and DC call out shortcomings of relief bill while others stand to gain

Shooter_Sam/iStock(NEW YORK) — Though the Senate’s passage of a $2 trillion stimulus package Wednesday night was regarded as progress in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, leaders of some of the nation’s most affected cities issued sharp criticism that it just wasn’t enough.”The congressional action, in my opinion, simply failed to address the governmental need,”…read more »

Congressional leaders hope to avoid delay or drama in House vote on $2T relief bill

rarrarorro/iStock(WASHINGTON) — After some legislative “jiujitsu,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she is “very proud” of the $2 trillion coronavirus crisis relief package the House is expected to vote on Friday morning and then send to President Trump, adding she feels “certain we will have a bipartisan vote.”“Congressional Democrats in the Senate, and in the…read more »