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Reuters Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Biden: Trump administration showed 'poor judgment' in removing warship commander
Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden said on Thursday that the Trump administration showed "poor judgment" in relieving the commander of an aircraft carrier who sought stronger measures to control a coronavirus outbreak onboard.

Reuters Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Trump negative for coronavirus again, says wearing masks okay
President Donald Trump said he underwent a second coronavirus test on Thursday, using a new diagnostic that produced a result in less than 15 minutes, and it determined he has not been infected.

Reuters Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Judge rejects delay of Wisconsin's presidential primary despite coronavirus fears
A federal judge refused on Thursday to postpone next week's U.S. presidential primary in Wisconsin, but extended the time for absentee voting amid widespread worries about health risks from the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Trump negative for coronavirus again, orders military to New York
U.S. President Donald Trump said he underwent a second coronavirus test on Thursday, using a rapid diagnostic that produced a result in less than 15 minutes, and it determined that he has not been infected.

Reuters Politics
Apr 02, 2020

White House likely to advise people in coronavirus hot spots to wear masks
The White House is expected to issue guidance for people in areas hard hit by the coronavirus to wear face coverings to help stop the spread of the disease, an administration official said on Thursday.

Reuters Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Trump administration awards $25 billion in emergency transit funding
The Trump administration said on Thursday it was allocating $25 billion in emergency funding grants to public transportation systems facing a massive falloff in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Trump campaign tells Sessions to stop promoting himself as Trump ally
President Donald Trump's presidential campaign told Senate Republican candidate Jeff Sessions on Thursday to stop promoting himself as a Trump ally, lashing out at the former U.S. attorney general, whom the president soured on.

Reuters Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Pelosi announces select committee to oversee U.S. coronavirus relief
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday she will form a bipartisan select committee on the coronavirus crisis to oversee the spending of $2.3 trillion that Congress has approved to respond to the pandemic.

Reuters Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Democrats delay presidential convention until August, citing coronavirus
The U.S. Democratic Party on Thursday postponed its presidential nominating convention by a month until August, citing the coronavirus health crisis which has upended life in the country.

Reuters Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Wisconsin proceeds with U.S. presidential primary despite coronavirus fears
Wisconsin officials plowed ahead on Thursday with plans for a U.S. presidential primary next week despite a shortage of poll workers and a flurry of legal challenges amid widespread worries about the health risks from the coronavirus.

Reuters Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Pelosi seeks bipartisan panel to oversee $2 trillion coronavirus relief
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday she will form a bipartisan select committee on the coronavirus crisis to oversee the spending of $2 trillion that Congress has approved to respond to the pandemic.

Reuters Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Democrats delay presidential convention until Aug. - Politico
U.S. Democrats have delayed their presidential nominating convention in Wisconsin by more than a month to Aug. 17, after the party's leading candidate, Joe Biden, said the massive gathering should be rescheduled amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic, news outlet Politico reported on Thursday.

Reuters Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Democrats want FCC to reject Trump campaign threat to broadcasters
Two top Democrats in Congress on Thursday asked Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to reassure broadcasters the agency will not revoke their licenses for airing advertisements critical of President Donald Trump.

Reuters Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Political rivals Biden, Trump may talk about coronavirus
Aides to Joe Biden, the likely Democratic nominee to run against President Donald Trump, will arrange a call for the rivals to discuss the country's response to the deadly coronavirus pandemic, the campaign for the former vice president said on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Apr 01, 2020

U.S. Social Security recipients to automatically get coronavirus money
U.S. Social Security recipients will not have to file a tax return to receive a payment from the federal government to help offset the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Trump considers canceling domestic flights to coronavirus hot spots
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was considering a plan to halt domestic flights to coronavirus hot spots inside the United States as the country struggles to contain a pandemic projected to kill at least 100,000 people.

Reuters Politics
Apr 01, 2020

U.S. Social Security recipients will automatically receive coronavirus payments: Treasury
U.S. Social Security recipients will not have to file an abbreviated tax return to receive a payment from the federal government to help offset the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Challengers rev their engines to fight Trump's auto emissions weakening
Just two months after taking office, President Donald Trump in March 2017 traveled to Michigan to announce that he would undo ambitious vehicle emissions standards mandated under his predecessor Barack Obama, portraying the reversal as a boost to the U.S. auto industry centered in the Midwestern state.

Reuters Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Trump warns Iran against possible 'sneak attack' on U.S. in Iraq
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Iran or its proxies planned a sneak attack on U.S. targets in Iraq, and warned they would pay a "very heavy price" but gave no details.

Reuters Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Pelosi wants 'vote by mail' provisions in next U.S. coronavirus bill
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday she wants to virus-proof the November election by including funding to boost voting by mail in the next pandemic response plan being put together by Democrats in the House of Representatives.

Reuters Politics
Apr 01, 2020

U.S. senators join calls for Americans to don masks to slow coronavirus spread
Two U.S. senators joined a growing call on Wednesday for Americans to cover their mouths and noses when they venture outside, as health officials consider recommending that everyone in the country don face masks to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Reuters Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Democrats urge U.S. Treasury not to delay $25 billion in grants to airlines
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged the U.S. Treasury on Wednesday not to hold up $25 billion in cash grants approved by Congress last week to airlines for payroll costs.

Reuters Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Pelosi wants 'vote by mail' provisions in next coronavirus bill
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she hopes "vote by mail" provisions can be part of the next coronavirus response plan being put together by House Democrats.

Reuters Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Pelosi urges U.S. Treasury not to delay $25 billion in grants to airlines
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged the U.S. Treasury on Wednesday not to hold up $25 billion in cash grants approved by Congress last week to airlines for payroll costs.

Reuters Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Democrat Sanders calls on Wisconsin to postpone Tuesday primary
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Wednesday called on Wisconsin to postpone its April 7 primary, citing the risk from the novel coronavirus.

Reuters Politics
Apr 01, 2020

House Democrats propose $10 billion for health centers in infrastructure plan
Senior Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Wednesday they would include $10 billion for community health centers on the front lines of fighting the coronavirus outbreak as part of an infrastructure bill aimed at responding to the crisis.

Reuters Politics
Apr 01, 2020

What's in the $2.3 trillion U.S. coronavirus rescue package
U.S. President Donald Trump signed the largest federal stimulus package in history into law on March 27 to help cope with the economic downturn inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic and shore up medical providers on the front lines of the outbreak.

Reuters Politics
Apr 01, 2020

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now
Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now:

Reuters Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Loss of taste and smell key COVID-19 symptoms, app study finds
Losing your sense of smell and taste may be the best way to tell if you have COVID-19, according to a study of data collected via a symptom tracker app developed by scientists in Britain and the United States to help monitor the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Japan 'on the brink' as it struggles to hold back coronavirus
Japan will ban entry to foreigners from 73 countries and ask everyone arriving from abroad to quarantine themselves for two weeks as it struggles to contain the coronavirus, with a senior minister warning the country had been pushed "to the brink".

Reuters Politics
Apr 01, 2020

U.S. small businesses wait impatiently for government aid that could be slow to come
As soon as New York officials began detailing their response to the coronavirus, Matt Preis knew his staff might be in trouble.

Reuters Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Coronavirus delays leave thin slate of Democratic presidential contests in April
The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically reshaped the Democratic presidential nominating calendar, forcing many states to curtail in-person voting or delay primary contests to May or June in an attempt to limit the health risks.

Reuters Politics
Mar 31, 2020

Trump warns Americans of a tough two weeks ahead in coronavirus fight
President Donald Trump and his top healthcare advisers urged Americans on Tuesday to follow strict social distancing measures ahead of a "tough two weeks" that could lead to at least 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus in the United States.

Reuters Politics
Mar 31, 2020

With 2020 race all but halted over coronavirus, Biden quietly widens lead over Trump: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden has quietly expanded his lead over President Donald Trump among registered voters, even as the rapidly spreading coronavirus has all but sidelined the former vice president's campaign, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday.

Reuters Politics
Mar 31, 2020

With Republicans wary of more coronavirus spending, Trump urges infrastructure plan
U.S. Republican lawmakers signaled caution on Tuesday over Democratic plans to prepare another large spending bill to battle the coronavirus crisis, even as President Donald Trump called for $2 trillion in spending, this time on infrastructure.

Reuters Politics
Mar 31, 2020

U.S. Republicans wary of more coronavirus spending, but Trump urges infrastructure plan
U.S. Republican lawmakers signaled caution on Tuesday over Democratic plans to prepare yet another large spending bill to battle the coronavirus crisis, even as President Donald Trump called for $2 trillion in spending, this time on infrastructure.

Reuters Politics
Mar 31, 2020

Senators urge U.S. airlines to issue ticket refunds after bailout
Nine Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday urged the chief executives of 11 major airlines to issue full cash refunds to customers canceling flights during the coronavirus pandemic after Congress approved $25 billion in cash grants for the hard-hit industry.

Reuters Politics
Mar 31, 2020

Trump calls for $2 trillion infrastructure bill to help economy during coronavirus crisis
President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the U.S. Congress should pass a $2 trillion spending plan to update the country's roads, bridges and other infrastructure, calling for it to be included in the next bill lawmakers are currently drafting to respond to the coronavirus crisis, which they refer to as "Phase 4."

Reuters Politics
Mar 31, 2020

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi will not take coronavirus test
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday she does not plan to be tested for coronavirus despite her proximity to the latest lawmaker diagnosed with the illness.

Reuters Politics
Mar 31, 2020

U.S. House, Senate leaders split on need for more coronavirus legislation
The nation's top two congressional leaders were divided on Tuesday over the need for more legislation to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus crisis after three earlier bills were approved, including a $2 trillion economic relief measure.

Reuters Politics
Mar 31, 2020

Pelosi urges stronger U.S. federal response to coronavirus
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday urged the Trump administration to do more to implement widespread testing for the coronavirus and deliver critical supplies to combat the outbreak, saying there needed to be a more coordinated response.

Reuters Politics
Mar 31, 2020

Trump says coronavirus guidelines may get tougher; one million Americans tested
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that federal social distancing guidelines might be toughened and travel restrictions with China and Europe would stay in place as he urged Americans to help fight the coronavirus with tough measures through April.

Reuters Politics
Mar 30, 2020

First U.S. military service member dies from coronavirus
The first U.S. military service member has died from the coronavirus, the Pentagon said on Monday, as it reported another spike in the number of infected troops.

Reuters Politics
Mar 30, 2020

First U.S. military servicemember dies from coronavirus
The first U.S. military service member has died from the coronavirus, the Pentagon said on Monday, as it reported another sharp hike in the number of infected troops.

Reuters Politics
Mar 30, 2020

U.S. senators urge coronavirus delay to June 1 USMCA trade deal start date
A bipartisan group of 19 U.S. senators urged the Trump administration to push back the planned June 1 start date for the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade pact, saying the short lead time would add to pressures on U.S. companies due to the spread of the coronavirus.

Reuters Politics
Mar 30, 2020

Trump says coronavirus guidelines may get tougher; 1 million Americans tested
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that federal social distancing guidelines might be toughened and travel restrictions with China and Europe would stay in place as he urged Americans to help fight the coronavirus with tough measures through April.

Reuters Politics
Mar 30, 2020

Six members of U.S. Congress diagnosed with coronavirus
At least six members of the U.S. Congress have announced that they have contracted the novel coronavirus, and more than 30 others are or were self-quarantining in hopes of limiting the spread of the pandemic.

Reuters Politics
Mar 30, 2020

Trump says more than 1 million Americans have been tested for coronavirus
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that more than 1 million Americans had been tested for coronavirus and urged people to continue to follow social distancing measures through April to prevent the virus from spreading.

Reuters Politics
Mar 30, 2020

Trump says guidelines to slow coronavirus spread may get tougher
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he may toughen up current guidelines aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 2000 Americans.

Reuters Politics
Mar 30, 2020

Doctor recommended no action for U.S.' Pelosi after coronavirus contact
The U.S. Congress' attending physician recommended U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi take no particular action after she was in contact with Representative Nydia Velazquez, who has been diagnosed with coronavirus infection, Pelosi's spokesman Drew Hammill said on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Mar 30, 2020

U.S. Congress eyes next steps in coronavirus response
Three days after passing a $2.2 trillion package aimed at easing the heavy economic blow of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Congress on Monday was looking at additional steps it might take as the country's death toll continued to rise.

Reuters Politics
Mar 30, 2020

U.S. House Democrats chart next coronavirus aid bill
The U.S. House of Representatives has begun work on a fourth coronavirus bill targeting a slew of crisis issues from short supplies of medical equipment and protective gear to enhanced worker protections, infrastructure needs and additional payments to individuals, Democratic lawmakers said on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Mar 30, 2020

U.S. House not expected to meet sooner than April 20, Hoyer says
The U.S. House of Representatives is not expected to meet again in regular session sooner than Monday April 20, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Democrat, advised members on Monday.

Reuters Politics
Mar 30, 2020

Pelosi to discuss worker, patient safety in next coronavirus response bill on Monday
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi will hold a news conference call at 3 p.m. (1900 GMT) on Monday to discuss the planned fourth coronavirus response bill, focusing on how to meet worker and patient safety needs, according to her office.

Reuters Politics
Mar 29, 2020

Trump brags about high TV viewership of coronavirus briefings
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday bragged about the millions of people tuning in to view his daily press briefings on the coronavirus pandemic, saying on Twitter that his average ratings matched a season finale of "The Bachelor."

Reuters Politics
Mar 29, 2020

Partisan divide returns in U.S. Congress on coronavirus next steps
Fresh partisan divisions flared on Sunday on the next steps for the U.S. Congress in dealing with the coronavirus crisis, with the top House of Representatives Republican casting doubt on the need for more economic stimulus legislation while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled she plans to move forward with it.

Reuters Politics
Mar 28, 2020

New York's Cuomo postpones primary election as coronavirus cases keep growing
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday he was postponing the state's April 28 presidential primary to June 23 as its number of coronavirus cases climbed to 52,318 and deaths to 728.

Reuters Politics
Mar 28, 2020

With eye on election, Trump in high-stakes balancing act over coronavirus response
President Donald Trump offered a preview of his re-election campaign playbook last year when he visited the building site of a multi-billion-dollar cracking unit in western Pennsylvania, hailed as one of the largest construction projects in the country.

Reuters Politics
Mar 27, 2020

U.S. House will have panel overseeing coronavirus aid law expenditures: Pelosi
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday the House will set up a panel to oversee expenditures under the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief law.

Reuters Politics
Mar 27, 2020

Factbox: What's in the $2.2 trillion U.S. coronavirus rescue package
The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved an unprecedented $2.2 trillion stimulus package to alleviate the economic devastation of the coronavirus pandemic and sent it to President Donald Trump to sign into law.

Reuters Politics
Mar 27, 2020

Historic $2.2 trillion coronavirus bill passes U.S. House, becomes law
The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a $2.2 trillion aid package - the largest in history - to help cope with the economic downturn inflicted by the intensifying coronavirus pandemic, and President Donald Trump quickly signed it into law.

Reuters Politics
Mar 27, 2020

Factbox: 'Mr. No': Meet the U.S. congressman who requested a formal vote to delay the coronavirus bill
U.S. Representative Thomas Massie enraged President Donald Trump and leaders of Congress by trying to delay a planned Friday voice vote on a $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic rescue plan, drawing calls from the White House to throw him out of the Republican Party.

Reuters Politics
Mar 27, 2020

Coronavirus aid deal is no panacea for coming U.S. state budget woes
A massive federal spending bill aimed at deflecting the economic harm caused by the spreading coronavirus does not address the billions of tax dollars U.S. states stand to lose as major parts of the nation have shut down.

Reuters Politics
Mar 27, 2020

Coronavirus emerges as major threat to U.S. election process
U.S. election officials looking to construct a safe voting system in a worsening coronavirus pandemic are confronting a grim reality: there may not be enough time, money or political will to make it happen by the November election.

Reuters Politics
Mar 27, 2020

Trump, Michigan governor trade jabs as state's virus cases mount
President Donald Trump and Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan took fresh swipes at each other over the spread of the coronavirus, escalating a war of words as the state braces to become one of the hardest hit by the pandemic.

Reuters Politics
Mar 27, 2020

House takes up $2.2 trillion coronavirus bill, as Trump blasts holdout congressman
Armed with hand sanitizer and discouraged from using elevators, members of the U.S. House of Representatives convened on Friday to quickly pass a sweeping $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill as President Donald Trump criticized a Republican lawmaker who threatened to delay passage.

Reuters Politics
Mar 27, 2020

Pelosi says House to approve coronavirus bill on Friday
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday the House of Representatives will approve the coronavirus economic relief bill on Friday, likely after a three hour debate.

Reuters Politics
Mar 27, 2020

'Mr. No': Meet the U.S. congressman who might delay the coronavirus bill
U.S. Representative Thomas Massie enraged President Donald Trump on Friday as he has leaders of Congress worried he will delay a planned Friday voice vote on a $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic rescue plan, drawing calls from the White House to throw him out of the Republican Party.

Reuters Politics
Mar 27, 2020

Trump attacks Republican lawmaker threatening delay of economic stimulus
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday criticized a Republican congressman who is considering tactics to delay a House of Representatives vote on a massive coronavirus stimulus bill, calling Representative Thomas Massie a "third-rate grandstander."

Reuters Politics
Mar 27, 2020

Giant U.S. coronavirus relief bill heads for debate in House
The U.S. House of Representatives will begin a two-hour debate on a sweeping, $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid bill at 9 a.m. (1300 GMT) on Friday, despite doubts over whether it can quickly pass on a voice vote or will be delayed into the weekend.

Reuters Politics
Mar 26, 2020

U.S. House leaders determined to pass $2.2 trillion coronavirus bill
Leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives are determined to pass a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill on Friday, or at the very latest on Saturday, hoping to provide the quickest help possible as deaths mount and the economy reels.

Reuters Politics
Mar 26, 2020

U.S. House sets Friday debate for coronavirus aid bill
The U.S. House of Representatives will begin a two-hour debate on a sweeping, $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid bill at 9 a.m. (1300 GMT) on Friday but it was not clear whether the measure would be able to pass on a voice vote, the House Majority Leader's office said late on Thursday.

Reuters Politics
Mar 26, 2020

EU lawmakers back suspension of airline slots rule until October
European lawmakers overwhelmingly agreed on Thursday to suspend until Oct. 24 a rule requiring airlines to use at least 80% of their flight slots to keep them the following year so as to ease an industry crisis unleashed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters Politics
Mar 26, 2020

World's ailing airlines appeal for aid as U.S. offers $58 billion
Global airlines urged the world's major economies to act quickly to prevent irreversible damage to an industry that has seen demand decimated almost overnight by the coronavirus crisis.

Reuters Politics
Mar 26, 2020

U.S. airlines to dash for cash grants, not loans, even with potential government stake
U.S. airlines are preparing to tap the government for up to $25 billion in grants to cover payroll in a sharp travel downturn triggered by the coronavirus, even after the government warned it may take stakes in exchange for bailout funds, people familiar with the matter said.

Reuters Politics
Mar 26, 2020

Democratic group defies Trump, ramps up ad blasting coronavirus response
Democratic super PAC Priorities USA said on Thursday it planned to expand its use of an advertisement critical of President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic despite the Trump re-election campaign's efforts to stop it.

Reuters Politics
Mar 26, 2020

Pelosi expects bipartisan House vote for $2 trillion coronavirus bill Friday
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she expected the chamber to pass an estimated $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill when it meets on Friday, after the Senate overwhelmingly approved the unprecedented economic rescue legislation Wednesday evening.

Reuters Politics
Mar 26, 2020

Senate passes $2 trillion bill for 'strange and evil' coronavirus crisis
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously backed a $2 trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus epidemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment.

Reuters Politics
Mar 26, 2020

IATA pleads for more help for airlines after U.S. offers $58 billion aid
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Thursday urged the world's major economies to act quickly to prevent irreversible damage to an airline industry that has seen demand crushed by the coronavirus crisis.

Reuters Politics
Mar 26, 2020

IATA urges G20 to support airline industry
The International Air Transport Association on Thursday urged the group of the 20 major economies to act quickly to prevent irrecoverable damage to the airline industry that has been shaken by the coronavirus crisis.

Reuters Politics
Mar 26, 2020

U.S. lawmakers who tested positive for the coronavirus
Three members of the U.S. Congress have tested positive for the new coronavirus, and more than two dozen others have said they are self-quarantining in hopes of limiting the spread of the pandemic.

Reuters Politics
Mar 26, 2020

Factbox: What's in the $2.2 trillion Senate coronavirus rescue package
The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously approved an unprecedented stimulus package to alleviate the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters Politics
Mar 26, 2020

Senate sends House $2 trillion coronavirus bill; vote expected Friday
The U.S. Senate's unanimous passage of an estimated $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill sent the unprecedented economic rescue legislation to the House of Representatives, whose leaders hope to pass it on Friday.

Reuters Politics
Mar 26, 2020

Pilots' union criticises UK's coronavirus job retention scheme
The union representing British pilots has described the government's scheme to retain jobs through the coronavirus outbreak as confusing, lacking detail and taking too long to help those who are being laid off now.

Reuters Politics
Mar 26, 2020

After Senate vote, massive U.S. coronavirus bill moves to the House
The U.S. Senate's unanimous passage of a $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill sent the unprecedented economic legislation to the House of Representatives, whose Democratic leaders hope to pass it on Friday.

Reuters Politics
Mar 26, 2020

U.S. Senate offers $58 billion aid to airlines as they struggle to stay airborne
The U.S. Senate offered struggling airlines unprecedented aid worth $58 billion that will helping cover their staff wages, as carriers around the world seek state support and turn passenger planes into cargo liners in their desperate bid for revenues.

Reuters Politics
Mar 26, 2020

U.S. envoy blames China for endangering world with coronavirus
The U.S. ambassador to London has said China had endangered the world by suppressing information about the coronavirus outbreak thus allowing it to spread far beyond the Communist republic's borders.

Reuters Politics
Mar 26, 2020

'Apocalypse now': Airlines turn to cargo for revenue as U.S. Senate approves aid package
Delta Air Lines Inc and Air New Zealand Ltd said they would offer cargo charter services on passenger planes to boost revenue as the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill to give its carriers $58 billion in aid, including payroll support.

Reuters Politics
Mar 26, 2020

U.S. Senate passes $2 trillion bill for 'strange and evil' coronavirus crisis
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously backed a $2 trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus epidemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment.

Reuters Politics
Mar 26, 2020

U.S. Senate approves big rescue for struggling aviation sector
The U.S. Senate voted late Wednesday 96-0 to give the U.S. aviation industry $58 billion in a coronavirus-rescue package, half in the form of grants to cover some 750,000 employees' paychecks, in a badly needed lifeline for an industry facing the worst travel downturn in history.

Reuters Politics
Mar 25, 2020

U.S. Senate approves $2-trillion coronavirus economic, medical aid bill
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a $2-trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment.

Reuters Politics
Mar 25, 2020

U.S. Senate poised to vote on passage of $2 trillion coronavirus bill
The U.S. Senate is scheduled to begin voting shortly on an historic $2 trillion bill to stimulate the sagging economy and rush federal funds to medical centers struggling to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters Politics
Mar 25, 2020

Massive coronavirus response bill nears passage in U.S. Senate
The $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill gained more than the 60 votes needed to pass the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, as voting on the emergency legislation continued.

Reuters Politics
Mar 25, 2020

Tempers rise as U.S. Senate awaits vote on $2 trillion coronavirus bill
Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate hoped to vote on Wednesday on a $2 trillion emergency package to alleviate the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but found themselves fending off critics from the right and left who threatened to hold up the bill.

Reuters Politics
Mar 25, 2020

U.S. senators make progress toward voting on $2 trillion coronavirus bill
A last-minute obstacle to passage of a $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill in the U.S. Senate was in the process of being resolved and would likely clear the way for prompt approval of the measure, Senator Lindsey Graham said on Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Mar 25, 2020

House ready to act swiftly once Senate votes on coronavirus bill, Pelosi says
The U.S. House of Representatives could take up a coronavirus economic relief bill as soon as it clears the Senate, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday, although she did not provide a specific timeline.

Reuters Politics
Mar 25, 2020

Trump says he will sign coronavirus relief package right away
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would sign a $2 trillion legislative package to address the economic impact from the coronavirus pandemic into law immediately after it is passed and encouraged lawmakers to bring it over the finish line.

Reuters Politics
Mar 25, 2020

Spokesman for U.S. Senator Grassley: Coronavirus bill language not 'drafting error'
Disputed language in the U.S. coronavirus relief bill about unemployment benefits was "not a drafting error," a spokesman for Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Wednesday.

Reuters Politics
Mar 25, 2020

U.S. Republican lawmaker urges State Department to boost diplomacy on oil price war
A top Republican lawmaker urged a U.S. State Department official on Wednesday to press ahead with diplomatic efforts to end the oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia that is harming U.S. oil producers.

Reuters Politics
Mar 25, 2020

Tempers rise in U.S. Senate as vote nears on $2 trillion coronavirus bill
U.S. senators were set to vote on Wednesday on a $2 trillion bipartisan package of legislation to alleviate the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, although critics from the right and left threatened to hold up the bill.

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