Screw the idea of mail in ballots…..Demonrats then could have people voting multiple times. Give the voters masks, and let them vote in person. A $250 billion urgent request to shore up a depleting small business fund failed to pass the Senate Thursday after Democrats objected to the measure pushed by the White House and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Trump administration officials have refused to delay a planned food benefit cut despite the burgeoning coronavirus outbreak. In April, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is set to tighten rules for unemployed adults who don’t have minor children or disabilities, a policy that will shrink food benefit enrollment by 700,000, or about 2% annually.
President Donald Trump sought to calm the nation’s growing economic panic Monday by blaming the media and Democrats for fanning the flames of coronavirus fears, while praising the massive drop in oil prices as “good for the consumer.”
U.S. equity markets clambered higher Thursday as investors digested record jobless claims and waited for the House to vote on a $2 trillion relief package.
Stocks rose in midday trading on Wall Street Monday following a seven-day rout brought on by worries that the spreading coronavirus outbreak will stunt the global economy. The Dow soared about 600 points.
As Senate Republicans were reeling late Monday following two unsuccessful procedural votes on their version of a coronavirus response bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., released her chamber’s version of legislation to fight the disease and its economic effects — and it includes a raft of provisions with questionable relevance to the pandemic that has killed more than 17,000 worldwide and sickened more than 390,000.
White House officials and congressional lawmakers are signaling they will attempt to push through a third coronavirus spending package worth hundreds of billions of dollars even as the Senate works to move along the more modest second relief bill that focuses on leave for workers and expedited testing for the disease officially known as COVID-19.