The Republican coronavirus relief bill includes no local aid, smaller unemployment benefits and $20 billion for farmers.
Trump Extends U.S. Unemployment Benefits
But the benefits decrease from $600 to $400 a week.
The unemployment rate in America is at an all-time high. Depending on whose numbers you trust, the pandemic has pushed between 18 and 30 million Americans out of the workforce. Coping with unemployment is never easy.
“The president’s meager, weak and unconstitutional actions further demand that we have an agreement,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said of the orders.
Bypassing Congress, President Donald Trump on Saturday signed executive orders deferring payroll taxes for some Americans and extending unemployment benefits after negotiations on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.
The checks are still on the table as Congressional Democrats and Republicans resume talks.
It’s peak season for peaches, plums, and apricots. You've probably seen a pluot before, but have you had a plumcot, apriplum, or aprium yet? We'll explain the differences between each of these stone fruits so you'll know what they are before buying.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday left in place an agreement that allows Rhode Island residents to vote by mail in two upcoming elections without signing their ballots in the presence of two witnesses or a notary.
In an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Thursday, President Trump called Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris a “mad woman,” citing her questioning of Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing.
Visiting U.S. Undersecretary for Political Affairs David Hale says the FBI will be joining Lebanese and other international investigators in the probe into the Beirut port blast that killed and wounded thousands.
In an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Thursday, President Trump said that one of his sticking points over a coronavirus relief package is funding for the Postal Service, because Democrats want to budget money for voting by mail.