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January 24, 2021

Relief

Biden promised to forgive student debt, but don’t expect relief anytime soon

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Nate Wlodarchak, left, and his husband Shawn Wlodarchak. Source: Nate Wlodarchak As Nate Wlodarchak drove people to the polls on Election Day, he couldn’t stop picturing his life without student debt. On the campaign trail, now President Joe Biden had......

Biden claims his $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan will cut child poverty in half — here’s how

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images President Joe Biden in a speech last week said his $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan would lift 5 million kids from the ranks of the poor and cut the child poverty rate in half. That would......

Biden to sign executive orders to boost food benefits, workers’ rights as part of Covid relief push

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden signs an executive order after speaking during an event on his administration’s Covid-19 response with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.......

Biden is already facing pressure to scale back his $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks about his plan to administer coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines to the U.S. population during a news conference at Biden’s transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, January 15, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Joe Biden‘s first......

U.S. House aims for early February COVID-19 relief bill vote

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WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives is planning to bring a coronavirus relief bill to a vote the first week of February, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday, as President Joe Biden’s administration grapples with a crisis that has killed more than 400,000 Americans. “We will......

Biden unveils $1.9 trillion economic relief as Trump’s Senate trial looms

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled his $1.9 trillion coronavirus economic relief package, an ambitious plan that includes a drive to vaccinate 100 million people in his first 100 days in office. Meanwhile, President Trump’s post-presidency future remains unclear......

The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden asks Congress to expand largest relief response in U.S. history

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Thankfully, it is Friday. We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver......

Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan calls for stimulus checks, unemployment support and more

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled the details of a $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue package designed to support households and businesses through the pandemic. The proposal, called the American Rescue Plan, includes several familiar stimulus measures in the hope the......

Biden to unveil new $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President-elect Joe Biden is unveiling his $1.9 trillion dollar coronavirus economic relief plan on Thursday evening. It’s expensive legislation with three major targets: $400 billion for arresting the spread of COVID-19 and increasing vaccine capabilities; over $1 trillion to......

Even with majorities in Congress, Biden faces a hard time getting his Covid relief bill passed

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President-elect Joe Biden address the protests taking place in and around the U.S. Capitol in Washington as the U.S. Congress held a joint session to certify the 2020 election results, at a news conference at his transition headquarters in......

Schumer pledges to confirm Biden’s Cabinet, press for more Covid relief

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Senators will receive a security briefing on the inauguration Tuesday afternoon ahead of the Jan. 20 event. The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies has said that President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in on......

Consumers Energy Foundation awards more grants to help with COVID-19 relief

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Consumers Energy’s charitable arm Tuesday said it has awarded grants totaling more than $480,000 to Michigan nonprofits to help with COVID-19 relief efforts across the state. “Consumers Energy is committed to being part of the solution as Michiganders work toward......

The Covid relief bill will keep these tax breaks around even longer

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Oliver Contreras/Bloomberg via Getty Images Taxpayers will have another shot at a package of tax breaks that would have otherwise expired at the end of 2020. That’s because when lawmakers hammered out the 5,593-page Covid relief act, they resurrected a......

McConnell, Pelosi homes vandalized after $2,000 relief fails

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here KGO-TV reported that graffiti found on the garage door of the Democratic leader’s home included the phrases “$2K,” “Cancel rent!” and “We want everything,” apparently referencing Democratic lawmakers’ failed efforts to increase the coronavirus relief checks from $600 to $2000.......

Coronavirus relief bill makes it easier for companies to pay down workers’ student loans

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The government’s stimulus response to the pandemic may accelerate the trend of companies offering student loan assistance as a benefit. Mark Chilton | iStock | Getty Images Student loan assistance, which started as a niche offering by a handful of......

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