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  • Hopes Fade for Coronavirus Stimulus Package

    By Michael Rainey

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke again Thursday as part of a last-ditch effort to reach an agreement on a coronavirus relief bill before Congress leaves...

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    Senate Votes to Avert Shutdown

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Facing a midnight deadline to avoid a government shutdown, the Senate on Wednesday evening passed a stopgap spending bill that will keep the lights on until December 11. The vote was 84-10. Passed by...

  • FILE PHOTO: U.S. Speaker of the House Pelosi participates in a TV interview on Capitol Hill in Washington

    House Stimulus Vote Delayed as Pelosi-Mnuchin Talks Continue

    By Michael Rainey

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin failed to reach an agreement on a coronavirus relief package Wednesday. Following a roughly 90-minute meeting — the first time...

  • States Can Get by Without Additional Federal Aid

    By Tracy C. Miller

    National newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times , continue to publish news articles and editorials outlining the arguments for more federal aid to help state and local...

  • U.S. House Speaker Pelosi holds coronavirus response news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Stimulus Talks Resume as Pelosi Trims Coronavirus Bill to $2.2 Trillion

    By Michael Rainey

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin have resumed talks on a coronavirus relief bill after Democrats introduced a slimmed-down, $2.2 billion bill Monday evening...