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. Congress approves $892billion coronavirus aid package

The U.S. Congress on Monday approved an $892 billion coronavirus aid package, throwing a lifeline to the nation’s pandemic-battered economy after months of inaction, while also keeping the federal government funded. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the package into law. Following days of furious negotiation, both legislative chambers worked deep into the night… Read More U.S. Congress approves $892billion coronavirus aid package