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Senate passes $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill as Democrats push to approve law before enhanced jobless aid expires

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) walk following a press conference on an agreement of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) aid package on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S. December 20, 2020. Ken......

Senate Democrats to reduce jobless aid boost in Covid relief bill but extend it another month

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 10, 2021. Al Drago | Reuters Senate Democrats have agreed to cut the weekly unemployment insurance supplement in their $1.9......

Senate takes first step toward passing $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill — here’s what happens next

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, wears a protective mask while arriving to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Stefani Reynolds | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Senate took its......

Nancy Pelosi’s Capitol pawns: Devine

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Miranda Devine Have we really reached the point where National Guard soldiers in their third month of protecting the Capitol are poisoned with rotten food, worms and metal shavings and no one cares? The contempt shown to these soldiers by their Washington, DC, masters is as sickening as the rancid......

Biden backs lower income cap for direct payments in $1.9 trillion relief package

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden speaks about the American Rescue Plan and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses in response to coronavirus, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, February 22, 2021. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty......

Democrats aim to send $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill to Biden by the end of next week

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (R), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (C) and Representative Steny Hoyer, speak with the media after meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC on October 16, 2019.......

11 Senate Democrats push Biden to include recurring checks, jobless aid in next big bill

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Eleven Senate Democrats are pushing President Joe Biden to put recurring direct payments and enhanced jobless benefits in the economic recovery plan he will try to pass this year. In a letter to the president announced Tuesday, the lawmakers said......

House passes $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill, sends it to Senate

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks at a weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol on February 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis | Getty Images The House passed its $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill early......

House set to approve Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package, send bill to the Senate

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The House is expected to pass a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 stimulus package later Friday and send President Joe Biden‘s relief plan to the Senate. Both chambers aim to approve the bill and send it to Biden’s desk before March 14,......

GOP warns Biden against relying on party-line vote for big bills, but Democrats are wary of obstruction

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here During his first year in office, President Barack Obama enjoyed a congressional “supermajority”: Wide enough margins of power in both chambers of Congress that allowed agenda items to pass without Republican support. But when Republican Scott Brown won a special......

Senators call to expand Covid aid plan designed to keep employees on the payroll

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) (L) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walk side-by-side to the Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol February 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images A bipartisan group of senators......

$15 minimum wage not allowed in Biden’s Covid relief bill, Senate official says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A protester attends a rally held by fast food workers and supporters to celebrate the California Labor Commissioner’s order for the company to rehire and compensate workers who went on strike for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) protections, in Los Angeles, California,......

House Democrats aim to pass $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill on Friday

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), joins fellow members of Congress to observe a moment of silence on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, on February 23, 2021 in Washington, DC. Al Drago | Getty Images House Democrats plan......

House panel advances $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill as Democrats move toward passage this week

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Seniors and first responders wait in line to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the Lakes Regional Library on December 30, 2020 in Fort Myers, Florida. Octavio Jones | Getty Images The House on Monday moved forward with its $1.9 trillion......

Op-Ed: Biden sought to rally U.S. allies in Munich, but unity will prove difficult as China’s influence grows

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here It was by design that Joe Biden deployed the term “inflection point” three times in his most significant foreign policy speech as president on Friday. He wanted to ensure the historic weight of his words was not missed. Above all,......

Joe Manchin will oppose Biden’s budget pick, Neera Tanden, jeopardizing her confirmation

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden’s nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), testifies during a Senate Committee on the Budget hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 10, 2021. Andrew Harnik | Pool | Reuters Sen.......

Senate Democrats push for public option as Biden weighs health-care reform plans

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Senator Michael Bennet, D-Colo., speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing for Janet Yellen, of California, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for Treasury Secretary in Washington, January 19, 2021. Anna Moneymaker | Pool | Reuters Two Senate Democrats have put forward......

House aims to vote on Covid relief bill by the end of next week, Pelosi says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., February 18, 2021. Kevin Lemarque | Reuters The House aims to pass its $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan before the end......

Democrats focus on passing Covid relief bill after Trump’s acquittal

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York, speaks during a press conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 6, 2021. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images With former President Donald Trump‘s second impeachment trial......

Biden calls for Congress to pass stricter gun laws on anniversary of Parkland mass shooting

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden speaks as he meets with Senators from both parties in the White House on Feb. 11, 2021. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images President Joe Biden on Sunday called on Congress to strengthen gun laws on the third anniversary of......

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