Stories tagged: "emergency relief"

Passers-by walk past a closed shop, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Trump Administration Will Allow Small Businesses to Deny Workers Paid Leave in Coronavirus Crisis

More than 75% of American workers are at companies that qualify for exemptions from providing paid leave, effectively gutting the law’s effectiveness.

Image via Shutterstock
Coronavirus Could Kill the Postal Service

"Every community in America relies on the Postal Service to deliver vital goods and services, including life-saving medications. The Postal Service needs America's help, and we must answer this call."

AP Photo/Andrew Harni
Find Out What You Can Expect to Get from the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill

The bill includes a $1,200 check for most Americans, expanded unemployment benefits, plus substantial help for small businesses, hospitals, and corporations.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, accompanied by White House Legislative Affairs Director Eric Ueland and acting White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, walks to the offices of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
‘Help Is on the Way’: White House and Senate Reach a Deal on Coronavirus Aid Package

The sprawling, 500 page-plus measure builds on earlier efforts focused on vaccines and emergency response, sick and family medical leave for workers, and food aid.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell practices social distancing. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
Congress Is Close to Reaching Deal to Help Americans Affected by Coronavirus

The nearly $2 trillion measure would give direct payments to most Americans, expand unemployment benefits, help small businesses make payroll, and offer loans to larger industries.

AP Photo/Susan Walsh
Senate Democrats Vote Against Aid Package for Prioritizing Corporations, Not People

Lawmakers said the proposal prioritized bailing out corporations over American workers.

coronavirus aid bill
Trump and Pelosi Are Getting Close to Announcing a Coronavirus Aid Bill

The Speaker of the House told reporters on Thursday the final details of the coronavirus aid package were still being worked out, but she hoped to make an announcement on Friday.