U.S. House of Representatives passes President Biden’s $1.9trillion coronavirus relief package bill

President Joe Biden scored his first legislative win as the House of Representatives passed his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package early Saturday, though Democrats faced challenges to their hopes of using the bill to raise the minimum wage. Democrats who control the chamber passed the sweeping measure by a mostly party-line vote of 219 to… Read More U.S. House of Representatives passes President Biden’s $1.9trillion coronavirus relief package bill

U.S. Senate leader Mitch McConnell declines to schedule vote on $2000 coronavirus relief package

U.S. Senate leader Mitch McConnell dealt a likely death blow on Wednesday to President Donald Trump’s bid to boost coronavirus aid to Americans, declining to schedule a swift Senate vote on a bill to raise relief checks to $2,000 from $600. McConnell said on the Senate floor that a bill passed by the Democratic-controlled House… Read More U.S. Senate leader Mitch McConnell declines to schedule vote on $2000 coronavirus relief package

U.S. House of Representatives approves $2000 coronavirus aid package, overrides President Trump’s veto of defense bill

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives voted 275-134 to meet President Donald Trump’s demand for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks on Monday, sending the measure on to an uncertain future in the Republican-controlled Senate. But even as Democrats helped secure approval for what the Republican president sought on stimulus payments, they spearheaded a House vote just… Read More U.S. House of Representatives approves $2000 coronavirus aid package, overrides President Trump’s veto of defense bill

U.S. President Donald Trump signs $2.3trillion pandemic and spending bill

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday signed into law a $2.3 trillion pandemic aid and spending package, restoring unemployment benefits to millions of Americans and averting a federal government shutdown in a crisis of his own making. Trump, who leaves office on January 20 after losing November’s election to President-elect Joe Biden, backed down from… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump signs $2.3trillion pandemic and spending bill

U.S. President Donald Trump threatens to not sign coronavirus relief bill, asks for increment of stimulus packages

President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to not sign an $892 billion coronavirus relief bill that includes desperately needed money for individual Americans, saying it should be amended to increase the amount in the stimulus checks. U.S. government operations are being funded on a temporary basis through December 28, waiting for the $1.4 trillion in… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump threatens to not sign coronavirus relief bill, asks for increment of stimulus packages

U.S. House of Representatives approves $2.2trillion coronavirus aid bill

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a $2.2 trillion aid package – the largest in American history – to help people and businesses cope with the economic downturn inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. The massive bill also rushes billions of dollars to medical providers on the front lines of the outbreak. Republican President… Read More U.S. House of Representatives approves $2.2trillion coronavirus aid bill