The previous record was held by a June 2019 vote on an amendment to a defense authorization bill that was held open for 10 hours and eight minutes.
"Whether your mayor is a Republican or a Democrat, revenues are down," said Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt, who supports the Biden-backed relief bill.
Manchin supports a $US1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package so long as there’s bipartisan input. “If it’s $US1.9 trillion, so be it,” he said, adding that it also might be a smaller number. Manchin has expressed willingness to scale down some measures in the bill. Visit the Business section of Insider […]
Following Wednesday’s violence on Capitol Hill, Goldman Sachs asked small-business owners not to wear “Storm the Hill” T-shirts it had mailed them for an unrelated event, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Goldman is sponsoring a virtual event, planned for January 13, to encourage small-business owners to pressure lawmakers to […]
President Donald Trump planned to sign the $US2.3 trillion COVID-19 relief and government funding bill on Christmas Eve but “changed his mind,” a source told CNN. A desk and chair were prepared for Trump to sign the bill – but as the 7 p.m. signing time approached, aides were told […]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted furiously about the short time given to lawmakers to review the spending bill passed at speed by Congress on Monday. Lawmakers had only a few hours to read the 5,593-page, $US1.4 trillion bill, which was published in the afternoon and passed the same night. It was […]
Included in the still-secret details of the COVID-19 stimulus deal struck Sunday is a “three-martini lunch” tax break for corporations, according to The Washington Post. Officials familiar with the negotiations told the paper that the measure is in a draft of the proposal. The corporate tax break would allow companies […]
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dug in on his position on COVID-19 stimulus talks, arguing that his bill addresses a “bipartisan consensus” while refusing to endorse the one crafted by a bipartisan group. The bipartisan $US908 billion proposal has attracted the support of leading Democrats and some Republicans. But McConnell […]
Some of the senators working on a $US908 billion coronavirus relief plan say their bipartisan proposal could be finalised early this week. GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy told Fox News that President Donald Trump had “indicated” he would support it, and he expressed optimism that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would […]
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer gave up on a secret COVID-19 stimulus proposal they sent directly to Mitch McConnell. On Wednesday, they said they would focus on a $US908 billion plan proposed by a bipartisan group of senators. McConnell has rejected both proposals, arguing instead for his slimmed-down bill with […]
The senior Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer approached Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday night with a secretive proposal for federal coronavirus relief,The Washington Post reported. Lawmakers on Tuesday separately unveiled a bipartisan $US908 billion proposal, which increased the amount Republicans were willing to spend but remained far […]
Monday is the start of a brief session for Congress in which it could pass a new coronavirus stimulus bill. Both President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden have said they want Congress to cut a deal. Democrats and Republicans have for months fought over the details of funding packages […]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former UN ambassador Nikki Haley clashed on Twitter over government funding for struggling Americans amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted earlier Thursday, suggesting that, in order to get the recent COVID-19 surges “under control, we need to pay people to stay home.” Haley, a former […]
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tore into House Democrats’ $US2.2 trillion stimulus plan on Wednesday, describing it as “outlandish.” “We’re very, very far apart on a deal,” McConnell told reporters on Capitol Hill. Senate Republicans have balked at previous Democratic spending proposals and didn’t put their own $US1 trillion plan […]