Stories tagged: "coronavirus relief"


Food insecurity—already approaching record levels across the United States—could get even worse if federal programs lapse at the end of December. This line of cars was seen in Florida last week. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
These Huge COVID Relief Programs Are All About to Expire. It Couldn’t Come at a Worse Time.

Millions of Americans are facing a financial cliff on New Year's Day if Republicans refuse to pass another round of COVID-19 relief.

With President Trump refusing to start the transition of power and a stalled stimulus bill, the economic future of the United States looks bleak and unemployment may spike again. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Business Leaders to Trump: It’s Time to Start the Transition

While CEOs push Trump to begin the transition of power in hopes of avoiding economic devastation, Biden seeks to restart stimulus talks.

House Democrats and the Trump administration continue to negotiate a new stimulus bill, though Sen. Mitch McConnell has not indicated the Senate would take it up if a deal is reached.
All of the Times Republicans Have Refused to Help Americans During the Coronavirus Pandemic

While Pelosi and the Trump administration continue negotiating, Senate Republicans have so far refused to offer meaningful assistance to millions of Americans.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds a weekly press conference at the Capitol on September 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Liz Lynch/Getty Images)
Pelosi Revives COVID Relief Negotiations With a New Bill

House Democrats have a $2.2 trillion aid package that still includes enhanced $600 per week unemployment benefit.

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‘The Damage Is Done’: Latino Small Business Owners in Florida Say Trump Let Them Down

Thousands of small businesses have closed throughout the state. Now the governor wants to reopen amid a second wave of cases in the country.

This aerial file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
Instead of Spending Taxpayer Money on COVID Supplies, the Pentagon Paid Defense Contractors.

The money was meant for medical supplies, but the Defense Department spent it on jet engine parts and body armor.

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Americans Spent Less Money in August—a Worrying Sign for the Economy

Spending dropped after enhanced federal unemployment benefits expired, making it harder for people to pay for everyday items.