• FILE PHOTO: George Washington is seen with printed medical mask on the one Dollar banknotes in this illustration taken

    Top CEOs Call for 'Major' Coronavirus Stimulus

    The CEOs of some of the country’s largest companies say the outlook for their businesses has improved somewhat compared to last quarter, but that the government must provide “further major support”...

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    House Passes Bill to Avert Shutdown

    By Michael Rainey

    The shutdown threat disappeared as quickly as it arrived. In a 359-to-57 vote Tuesday night, the House approved a continuing resolution to extend current funding levels through December 11 after...

  • Nancy Pelosi Weekly Press Conference

    Lawmakers Reach Deal to Avert Shutdown

    By Michael Rainey

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Tuesday evening that she had reached an agreement with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on a three-month funding deal that would avert a shutdown of the...

  • Pentagon Used Coronavirus Funds for Military Supplies: Report

    By Michael Rainey

    As part of the $2 trillion Cares Act in March, Congress allocated $1 billion to the Defense Department to help it “prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.” According to a Washington Post...

  • House Financial Services Committee holds hearing on oversight of the Treasury Department's and Federal Reserve's coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Mnuchin, Powell Say Economy Needs More Coronavirus Aid

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell told lawmakers Tuesday that Congress’s early response to the coronavirus pandemic helped support the economy — but that more...