Budget
  • Closing In on a Covid Relief Bill

    By Michael Rainey

    Congressional leaders are still hoping to attach a Covid relief package to the annual government funding bill, with the goal of passing both before lawmakers leave town for the holidays. Negotiators...

  • U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks about U.S. economy at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware

    Biden Calls for Urgent Action on $900 Billion Stimulus Deal

    President-elect Joe Biden on Friday called for “urgent action” on a coronavirus-relief package, indicating that lawmakers should pass a bipartisan compromise package as a “down payment” toward...

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    Growing Chorus for Stimulus as Job Growth Slows

    By Michael Rainey

    The U.S. economy added a disappointing 245,000 jobs in November, the Labor Department announced Friday, the weakest job growth since the economy started recovering in May from the first wave of...

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

    Stimulus Deal Gains Steam as McConnell, Pelosi Talk

    The prospects of a coronavirus relief bill of some sort passing before the end of the year picked up momentum on Thursday, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch...

  • U.S. President Trump holds news conference at the White House in Washington

    Trump Doubles Down on Veto Threat

    By Michael Rainey

    Despite pushback from both sides of the aisle, President Trump on Thursday reiterated his threat to veto the annual National Defense Authorization Act if lawmakers fail to include in the bill a...