Congress

U.S. Senate’s McConnell eyes revamped coronavirus relief bill, Mnuchin tells Fox Business

U.S. Senate’s McConnell eyes revamped coronavirus relief bill, Mnuchin tells Fox Business

Published 01/09/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration and Senate Republicans have been in regular contact over possible coronavirus relief measures and the Senate’s top Republican will [more…]

U.S. Attorney General Barr says the left wants to tear down system

U.S. Attorney General Barr says the left wants to tear down system

Published 10/08/2020

(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr mounted a partisan attack on the Democratic Party in an interview that aired Sunday, claiming the left believes [more…]

Trump signs coronavirus relief orders after talks with Congress break down

Trump signs coronavirus relief orders after talks with Congress break down

Published 10/08/2020

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump signed executive orders on Saturday partly restoring enhanced unemployment payments to the tens of millions of Americans who [more…]

Trump says he is signing executive order for payroll tax holiday

Trump says he is signing executive order for payroll tax holiday

Published 08/08/2020

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he is signing an executive order providing a payroll tax holiday for Americans earning less than [more…]

Trump vows to suspend U.S. payroll tax after coronavirus aid talks with Congress break down

Trump vows to suspend U.S. payroll tax after coronavirus aid talks with Congress break down

Published 08/08/2020

WASHINGTON/BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to unilaterally suspend payroll taxes and extend expired coronavirus unemployment benefits after negotiations with congressional Democrats [more…]

Congressional Democrats, White House still at impasse over coronavirus bill

Congressional Democrats, White House still at impasse over coronavirus bill

Published 03/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrats in Congress are not close to a deal with the White House to pump more money into the U.S. [more…]

White House says not optimistic on near-term deal for coronavirus relief bill

White House says not optimistic on near-term deal for coronavirus relief bill

Published 02/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said on Sunday he was not optimistic on reaching agreement soon on a deal for [more…]

Arizona congressman tests positive for coronavirus

Arizona congressman tests positive for coronavirus

Published 01/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Representative Raul Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat, has tested positive for coronavirus but feels fine and has gone into isolation, he said in [more…]

Factbox: Coronavirus in Congress – 14 members have tested or been presumed positive

Factbox: Coronavirus in Congress – 14 members have tested or been presumed positive

Published 01/08/2020

(Reuters) - At least 14 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate - seven Republicans and seven Democrats - have tested positive or [more…]

U.S. Republicans to unveil coronavirus aid proposal as time runs out on jobless benefits

U.S. Republicans to unveil coronavirus aid proposal as time runs out on jobless benefits

Published 27/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday are expected to unveil a $1 trillion coronavirus aid package hammered out with the White House, a [more…]