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Politics - U.S. House
Apr 02, 2020

Trump Administration Scales Back Paid Leave in Coronavirus Relief Law
In new guidance, the Labor Department effectively exempted many small businesses from a new requirement to provide paid leave to employees affected by the crisis.

Politics - U.S. House
Apr 02, 2020

From Afar, Congress Moves to Oversee Trump Coronavirus Response
Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she would move to form a special committee to scrutinize the Trump administration's response, including how more than $2 trillion in federal relief money is being spent.

Politics - U.S. House
Apr 02, 2020

President's Campaign Calls Sessions ‘Delusional' for Tying Himself to Trump
In an unusual letter, President Trump's campaign said that Jeff Sessions, who is running to reclaim his Senate seat in Alabama, was misleading the public.

Politics - U.S. House
Apr 01, 2020

Trump Warns Iran of Heightened Retaliation for Any Attacks on U.S. Troops
Democratic leaders cautioned the president privately that he must consult lawmakers before taking military action.

Politics - U.S. House
Apr 01, 2020

The Many Times It's Been ‘Infrastructure Week' in Washington
Since President Trump vowed to tackle infrastructure during the 2016 campaign, it has been an elusive, bipartisan goal.

Politics - U.S. House
Apr 01, 2020

Devin Nunes Says Decision to Cancel School in California Was ‘Overkill'
Mr. Nunes, a Republican representative from California, urged the country to start getting people back to work in one to two weeks despite the coronavirus outbreak.

Politics - U.S. House
Apr 01, 2020

Loeffler's Wealth Becomes a Risk as Rivals Charge She Profited on the Coronavirus
Millions of dollars in stock trades by the freshman senator have drawn intense scrutiny for potential insider training, and it could reshape a contested Senate race in Georgia.

Politics - U.S. House
Apr 01, 2020

‘Infrastructure Week' Returns as Trump and Democrats Eye Post-Virus Jobs Plan
Leaders in Congress as well as President Trump are discussing a multitrillion-dollar infrastructure plan that could create thousands of jobs to salve an economy battered by the coronavirus.

Politics - U.S. House
Apr 01, 2020

The Case for a Rent Moratorium
We need another aid bill. Elected officials have a responsibility to stabilize both communities and the housing market.

Politics - U.S. House
Apr 01, 2020

Iran Says U.S. Sanctions Are Taking Lives. U.S. Officials Disagree.
Iran, devastated by the coronavirus, is asking the U.S. to lift sanctions on humanitarian grounds. U.S. officials say sanctions aren't to blame; Iran is.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 31, 2020

Where Are the Senate Battleground States? Look at the Ads
New ad buys reveal the key states where both parties think control of the Senate will be decided.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 31, 2020

Congressman Max Rose Deploys With National Guard for Coronavirus Relief
The freshman Democrat and combat veteran will help set up hospitals in his Staten Island district and other parts of New York City.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 30, 2020

Pelosi Floats New Stimulus Plan: Rolling Back SALT Cap
A proposal to retroactively lift a limit on state and local tax deductions would largely funnel money to high earners in high-tax states.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 30, 2020

Nancy Pelosi Is Already Talking About the Next Stimulus Bill for Coronavirus Relief
With the $2 trillion economic stimulus just signed into law on Friday, Washington is already considering a fourth response package. In an exclusive interview, Speaker Nancy Pelosi detailed what she wants next.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 30, 2020

Congress Just Spent $2 Trillion on Coronavirus Relief. It's Eyeing More.
With the $2 trillion economic stimulus just signed into law on Friday, Washington is already considering a fourth response package to combat the spread of the coronavirus and bolster a shuddering economy.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 30, 2020

Congress Just Spent $2 Trillion on Coronavirus Relief. It's Eying More.
With the $2 trillion economic stimulus just signed into law on Friday, Washington is already considering a fourth response package to combat the spread of the coronavirus and bolster a shuddering economy.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 28, 2020

A Unanimous Senate Vote That Nobody Seemed to Agree On
Lawmakers unanimously approved a historic government aid package, but the debate was vicious.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 28, 2020

Tom Coburn, the ‘Dr. No' of Congress, Is Dead at 72
His prolific use of a bill-blocking measure earned him his nickname, but he also won grudging respect on Capitol Hill as a political maverick.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 28, 2020

Coronavirus May Add Billions to U.S. Health Care Bill
Insurance premiums could spike as much as 40 percent next year, a new analysis warns, as employers and insurers confront the projected tens of billions of dollars in additional costs of treating coronavirus patients.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 28, 2020

Coronavirus May Add Billions to the Nation's Health Care Bill
Insurance premiums could spike as much as 40 percent next year, a new analysis warns, as employers and insurers confront the projected tens of billions of dollars in additional costs of treating coronavirus patients.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 27, 2020

House Departs Without Vote to Extend Expired F.B.I. Spy Tools
The operational effect may be limited because the surveillance laws remain in effect for existing investigations.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 27, 2020

House Passes Coronavirus Relief Measure Despite Effort to Stall Vote
The House approved a $2 trillion stimulus package in response to the coronavirus pandemic, overcoming one lawmaker's effort to delay the legislation.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 27, 2020

Thomas Massie, House's ‘Mr. No,' Tries to Force Vote on Coronavirus Aid Bill
The Kentucky libertarian's tactics failed, but not before forcing lawmakers back to the Capitol for passage of the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, infuriating them and President Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 27, 2020

Boris Johnson Should Have Taken His Own Medicine
The British prime minister tested positive for Covid-19 and went into isolation, but not before doing untold damage and setting a bad example.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 27, 2020

Trump and His Allies Played Down the Virus. Then the Dow Got Infected.
Declaring victory over the virus's economic symptoms couldn't stop the downturn.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 27, 2020

Can the House Pass a $2 Trillion Stimulus by Voice Vote? Here's How It Works
Leaders in both parties were hoping to pass the measure by voice vote, highly unusual for such consequential legislation. But the plan could collapse if even one lawmaker objects.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 27, 2020

$2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Is Signed Into Law
Dozens of lawmakers rushed back to Washington to thwart a stall tactic from Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 27, 2020

$2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Passes House
Dozens of lawmakers rushed back to Washington to thwart a stall tactic from Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 27, 2020

Racing to the Capitol, House Braces for Vote on the $2 Trillion Stimulus Plan
Dozens of members of the House were rushing to Washington on Friday in case their votes were needed to clear a late-stage obstacle to passage of the economic stabilization measure.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 27, 2020

Scrubbing In to Vote, the House Returns to Consider a $2 Trillion Stimulus Plan
Members of the House who return to Washington on Friday to clear the stimulus measure for President Trump will find a chamber transformed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 26, 2020

Man Charged With Making Death Threats to Nancy Pelosi in Coronavirus Rant
Gavin Weslee Blake Perry, 27, of Wichita Falls, Texas, wrote on Facebook that Democrats were terrorists and should be shot on sight, prosecutors said.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 26, 2020

As Coronavirus Spread, Largest Stimulus in History United a Polarized Senate
Markets shuddered as the $2 trillion economic stabilization package stalled before negotiators cemented a historic deal.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 26, 2020

How the Senate Debate Over the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Unfolded
Tension filled the Senate floor as Republicans and Democrats argued over what should, and should not, be included in a stimulus bill for coronavirus relief.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 26, 2020

The Coronavirus Economy: When Washington Takes Over Business
The $2 trillion aid package is expected to save jobs and bail out companies, but it reorders the relationship between government and private industry.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 26, 2020

It's the Largest Relief Deal in U.S. History. Is It Enough?
$2 trillion is a lot of money. How much it helps depends on where it's going.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 26, 2020

A Historic Stimulus Bill
After years of polarization, both parties in the Senate have unanimously passed a $2 trillion economic relief package — the largest in modern American history.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 26, 2020

Coronavirus Live Updates: $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Passed by Senate
The measure promises a $1,200 payout to millions of Americans and increased jobless aid. It also creates a government bailout fund for distressed businesses.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 26, 2020

Coronavirus Live Updates: Congress Races to Pass $2 Trillion Aid Bill as Virus Shakes Society
The Senate unanimously approved a bill that promises a $1,200 payout to millions of Americans, increases jobless aid and creates a business bailout fund. The House is expected to pass it by Friday, sending it to President Trump for approval.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 26, 2020

Coronavirus Live Updates: Jobless Claims Are Highest Ever; U.S. Death Toll Passes 1,000
The House will take up a $2 trillion stimulus deal that promises a $1,200 payout to millions of Americans. Hospitals in New York and New Orleans struggle to cope. London is seeing a surge in patients, and deaths in Spain passed 4,000.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 26, 2020

Coronavirus Live Updates: Senate Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Package
The measure promises a $1,200 payout to millions of Americans and increased jobless aid to those out of work, and creates a government bailout fund for distressed businesses.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 26, 2020

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Jobless Claims Are Highest Ever; House to Take Up $2 Trillion Stimulus
The Senate approved a bill that promises a $1,200 payout to millions of Americans. Hospitals in New York and New Orleans struggle to cope. London is seeing a surge in patients, and deaths in Spain passed 4,000.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 26, 2020

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Jobless Claims Are Highest Ever; Senate Passes Stimulus
The Senate approved a $2 trillion bill that promises a $1,200 payout to millions of Americans. Hospitals in New York and New Orleans struggle to cope, and London is seeing a surge in patients.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 26, 2020

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Leads the World in Known Cases
Unemployment data set a bleak record and hospitals struggled with an influx of sick patients and lack of equipment. But the White House coronavirus response coordinator dismissed talk of shortages.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 26, 2020

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Now Has More Known Cases Than Any Other Country
Unemployment data set a bleak record and hospitals struggled with an influx of sick patients and lack of equipment. But the White House coronavirus response coordinator dismissed talk of shortages.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 26, 2020

U.S. Now Leads the World in Confirmed Cases
Unemployment data set a bleak record and hospitals struggled with an influx of sick patients and lack of equipment. But the White House coronavirus response coordinator dismissed talk of shortages.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 25, 2020

A Cruel Motive for a Costly Delay
Republican senators threatened to block trillions of dollars in aid amid the coronavirus pandemic to deprive low-wage workers of needed help.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 25, 2020

Fine Print of Stimulus Bill Contains Special Deals for Industries
Small banks, retailers and for-profit colleges got provisions they wanted. So did Boeing. Among those who could potentially benefit: President Trump's company.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 25, 2020

5 Key Things in the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package
The largest economic stimulus measure in modern history would authorize direct payments to taxpayers and loans to small businesses, and create a $500 billion corporate bailout fund.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 25, 2020

A $2 Trillion Lifeline Will Help, but More May Be Needed
The bill moving through Congress is more than twice as large as the stimulus package passed in 2009, but it will soothe a shutdown economy for only a few months.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 25, 2020

‘Raring to Go by Easter'
President Trump said he would like to allow shuttered businesses around the United States to reopen within weeks, defying the advice of top health officials.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 25, 2020

Congress and White House Strike Deal for $2 Trillion Stimulus Package
The plan would provide direct payments to taxpayers, jobless benefits and a $500 billion fund to assist distressed businesses, with oversight requirements demanded by Democrats.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 25, 2020

Congress Moves Toward Approving $2 Trillion Stimulus After Bipartisan Deal
The plan would provide direct payments to taxpayers, jobless benefits and a $500 billion fund to assist distressed businesses, with oversight requirements demanded by Democrats.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 25, 2020

Senate Approves $2 Trillion Stimulus After Bipartisan Deal
The plan would provide direct payments to taxpayers, jobless benefits and a $500 billion fund to assist distressed businesses, with oversight requirements demanded by Democrats.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 25, 2020

Senate Plans Vote on $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill After Sealing Bipartisan Deal
The package would provide direct payments to taxpayers, jobless benefits and a $500 billion fund to assist distressed businesses, with oversight requirements demanded by Democrats.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 24, 2020

From a Coronavirus Victim's Sister: Mobilize on the Home Front
A reader says this is our chance as citizens to act. Also: Politicians should sacrifice, too; McDonald's, on paid sick leave for employees.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 24, 2020

Democrats Near Deal With White House on Stimulus Package
Top Democrats and administration officials said they were optimistic about finalizing a compromise on a nearly $2 trillion economic package after agreeing to add oversight for a bailout fund.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 24, 2020

Plan Beats No Plan
The first-mover advantage in Congress.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 24, 2020

How to Get Money to Small Businesses, Fast
The single best thing Congress can do to stanch economic bleeding is to enact a temporary national moratorium on small business debt collections.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 23, 2020

Rand Paul's Positive Coronavirus Test Sets the (Still Meeting) Senate on Edge
The Kentucky Republican's diagnosis has injected a shot of fear into the Senate as it scrambles to pass a relief package to respond to the pandemic.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 23, 2020

The Coronavirus Bailout Stalled. And It's Mitch McConnell's Fault.
Senate Republicans are blocking passage of an economic bailout plan that protects jobs and wages.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 23, 2020

We All Hate Bailouts, but We Need Them
To save American jobs, we need to save American businesses.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 23, 2020

Top Senate Democrat and Treasury Secretary Say They Are Near a Stimulus Deal
Hours after Democrats blocked the nearly $2 trillion package, a marathon set of private negotiations appeared to have yielded important compromises.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 23, 2020

Democrats Again Block Action on Rescue Plan, Seeking Restrictions on Corporate Aid
Tempers flared on the Senate floor as Republicans accused Democrats of slowing needed assistance and Democrats said the package fell short.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 23, 2020

Democrats Block Action on Stimulus, Seeking Restrictions on Corporate Aid
Tempers flared on the Senate floor as Republicans accused Democrats of slowing needed assistance and Democrats said the package fell short.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 23, 2020

Congress and White House Struggle to Salvage $1.8 Trillion Rescue Bill
Negotiations between Democrats and the administration continued on Capitol Hill as Republicans prepared a series of procedural votes.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 23, 2020

On Politics: Where's the Relief?
Senate wrangling and presidential promises: This is your morning tip sheet.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 22, 2020

Rand Paul Tests Positive for Covid-19, Fueling Anxiety in the Capitol
The Kentucky Republican is the first senator to be diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. He went about his routine for days after being tested, potentially exposing many colleagues.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 22, 2020

The Virus Can Be Stopped, but Only With Harsh Steps, Experts Say
Scientists who have fought pandemics describe difficult measures needed to defend the United States against a fast-moving pathogen.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 22, 2020

Harsh Steps Are Needed to Stop the Coronavirus, Experts Say
Scientists who have fought pandemics describe difficult measures needed to defend the United States against a fast-moving pathogen.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 22, 2020

Emergency Economic Rescue Plan in Limbo as Democrats Block Action
Democrats voted against moving forward on a plan expected to cost $1.8 trillion or more, seeking stronger protections for workers and stricter rules for bailed-out businesses.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 22, 2020

Emergency Economic Rescue Plan in Limbo as Democrats Raise Objections
The Senate delayed a test vote on the plan, expected to cost $1.6 trillion or more, as Democrats threatened to block it, seeking stronger protections for workers and stricter rules for bailed-out businesses.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 21, 2020

Push for Cash in Rescue Package Came From Unlikely Source: Conservatives
Republicans are making direct aid to individuals and families a centerpiece of a relief plan to respond to the coronavirus crisis.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 20, 2020

How to Avoid Complete Economic Destruction
To limit mass unemployment, the government needs to provide companies with the money they are temporarily unable to earn.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 20, 2020

Did Richard Burr and Kelly Loeffler Profit From the Pandemic?
Americans need leaders who rise to the occasion, not worry about their own pocketbooks.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 20, 2020

Profiting from a Pandemic?
At least two senators engaged in suspiciously timed stock sales. All stock trades by members of Congress should be barred.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 20, 2020

Senator Burr's Stock Sales
A reader finds it immoral for senators to dump their stocks while "making cheery public statements about our readiness for Covid-19." Also: Children who lose a parent early.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 20, 2020

Senators Edge Closer to Bipartisan Agreement on Economic Rescue Plan
Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, said he hoped to reach "an agreement in principle" by midnight.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 20, 2020

Senators Near Bipartisan Agreement on Economic Rescue Plan
Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, said he hoped to reach "an agreement in principle" by midnight.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 20, 2020

Senators Race to Reach Bipartisan Agreement on Economic Rescue Plan
Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, said he hoped to reach "an agreement in principle" by midnight.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 20, 2020

Stock Sales by Senator Richard Burr Ignite Political Uproar
The North Carolina Republican is seeking to clear himself through an ethics investigation after the disclosure that he sold most of his holdings before the market tumbled.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 20, 2020

Burr Seeks Ethics Investigation After Uproar Over Stock Sales
The North Carolina Republican is seeking to clear himself following the disclosure that he sold at least hundreds of thousands of dollars in shares before the market tumbled.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 20, 2020

Coronavirus Stimulus Package Spurs a Lobbying Gold Rush
Some industries are in dire need of a bailout. Others see a rare chance to win special breaks at a moment when the fiscal spigots are open.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 20, 2020

This Is the Stimulus We Need Right Now. It's Not $1,000 for Every American.
The administration and Congress must act — but wisely. The place to start is the overwhelmed health care system.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 19, 2020

5 Takeaways From the Coronavirus Economic Relief Package
Senate Republicans introduced a roughly $1 trillion economic stabilization plan that includes $1,200 payments to many taxpayers, tax cuts for large corporations and limits on paid leave.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 19, 2020

Senator Richard Burr Sold a Fortune in Stocks as G.O.P. Played Down Coronavirus Threat
After the sales in February, the North Carolina Republican warned a group that the virus could soon cause a major disruption in the United States. Three other senators also sold major holdings around the same time.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 19, 2020

Senator Sold Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Stocks After Suggesting U.S. Was Prepared for Coronavirus
Two weeks after the sales, Senator Richard Burr warned a nonpartisan group that the virus could soon cause a major disruption in the United States.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 19, 2020

Coronavirus Is in the Capitol. Some Lawmakers Think They Shouldn't Be.
As long as Congress has met, votes have been cast only in person. A growing group of lawmakers are pushing to change that in the age of coronavirus.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 19, 2020

Mnuchin Proposes $1,000 Checks in $1 Trillion Stabilization Plan
Senate Republicans were hoping to unveil draft legislation that would constitute a third phase of a government rescue package as early as Thursday.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 19, 2020

Senate Rescue Package Includes Corporate Tax Cuts and $1,200 Checks
Republicans sought to put their imprint on an emerging economic stabilization package of $1 trillion, unveiling a bill that includes tax cuts and loans to businesses and would curtail paid leave.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 18, 2020

Washington Weighs Big Bailouts to Help U.S. Economy Survive Coronavirus
The outbreak has closed businesses, made workers stay home and kept passengers off airplanes. That has lawmakers considering the biggest bailout in modern history.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 18, 2020

Marie Newman on Her Big Victory: ‘You Have to Be in Alignment With Your District'
In a triumph for progressives, Ms. Newman defeated longtime Representative Dan Lipinski, a conservative Democrat, in an Illinois primary.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 18, 2020

Richard Hanna, Republican Who Opposed Trump, Dies at 69
A New York Congressman, he broke with his party in 2016 and endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying Trump was "unfit" for office.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 18, 2020

Trump Seeks $500 Billion in Checks for Taxpayers
The administration is proposing two waves of checks to individuals and another $500 billion for small and large businesses as part of its economic response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 18, 2020

Trump Seeks $500 Billion in Payments to Americans in Relief Plan
The administration is proposing two waves of checks to individuals and another $300 billion for small businesses as part of its economic response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 18, 2020

Mobilizing Every Tool, Trump Seeks $500 Billion in Checks for Taxpayers
The administration is proposing two waves of checks to individuals and another $500 billion for small and large businesses as part of its economic response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 18, 2020

A Payroll Tax Cut Won't Work. Send Big Checks Now.
A pandemic requires a different kind of stimulus: The government needs to get money to consumers, bolster unemployment insurance and provide loans.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 18, 2020

Congress Races to Respond to Pandemic While Defying Ban on Mass Gatherings
The Senate is rushing to complete an economic stabilization package as lawmakers brace for potential travel restrictions.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 18, 2020

Congress Races to Respond While Defying Ban on Mass Gatherings
The Senate is rushing to complete an economic stabilization package as lawmakers brace for potential travel restrictions.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 18, 2020

Give Every American $2,000, Immediately
A consensus is building around the simple expedient of sending cash to every American. Politicians need to move quickly.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 17, 2020

Duncan Hunter Sentenced to 11 Months in Prison for Stealing Campaign Funds
The California Republican resigned from Congress in January, a month after pleading guilty to spending more than $150,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses.

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