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Oct 21, 2020, 2:30pm EDT
  • February 23

    The best stimulus idea Democrats are leaving on the table

    Pandemic relief should hinge on when the economy gets better, not an arbitrary date Congress picked for help to end.

  • January 7

    Millions of students and adult dependents won’t receive a $600 stimulus payment

    Young adults think the current eligibility standards disregard families that need the additional money.

  • December 28, 2020

    The House has voted to increase stimulus checks to $2,000

    It’s probably dead in the Senate.

  • December 28, 2020

    After days of needless anxiety, Trump signs the $900 billion stimulus package

    The working assumption among stimulus package negotiators is that Trump was on board with the bill. That assumption was wrong.

  • December 23, 2020

    One way Trump could block the stimulus bill: A pocket veto

    If Trump used a pocket veto on the stimulus bill, Congress wouldn’t be able to override it.

  • December 23, 2020

    Trump’s demands for $2,000 stimulus checks, explained

    Trump’s demands for bigger stimulus checks aren’t likely to go anywhere.

  • December 23, 2020

    The stimulus bill includes a “historic” provision to expand broadband internet access

    Americans are struggling to pay for internet during the pandemic. The stimulus bill delivers much-needed help.

  • December 22, 2020

    How to get your next coronavirus stimulus check, and other questions, answered

    Congress has agreed to another round of direct payments. Here’s when the IRS will send out $600 checks.

  • December 22, 2020

    Biden is already plotting the path forward on more stimulus

    Biden sees the current Covid-19 relief package as a "down payment" on more to come when he takes office.

  • December 21, 2020

    Congress has officially passed a $900 billion Covid-19 relief package

    It includes another round of stimulus checks — and more unemployment relief.

  • December 21, 2020

    Congress’s stimulus deal, explained

    The stimulus deal includes $600 checks, a boost to unemployment insurance, and more small business aid.

  • December 21, 2020

    Congress finally plans to put a stop to surprise medical bills

    A proposal to stop surprise medical bills will be included in Congress’s big end-of-year bill.

  • December 20, 2020

    Final details are still not settled on a $900 billion coronavirus stimulus package as midnight deadline looms

    Congress hopes to vote on a final bill by Sunday night — or Monday, at the latest.

  • December 20, 2020

    The Fed’s surprise role in stimulus talks, explained

    Republicans and Democrats have reached a tentative agreement on a last-minute scuffle over the Fed.

  • December 19, 2020

    Congress expanded SNAP benefits during the last recession — and should do it again

    More money for food would be an important part of a new relief bill.

  • December 18, 2020

    Congress passed a short-term funding bill, giving itself two more days to negotiate stimulus

    Lawmakers have delayed a vote on stimulus and government funding until Sunday.

  • December 18, 2020

    Millions of Americans are about to lose emergency paid leave during the pandemic

    The benefits expire at the end of the year if Congress doesn’t act.

  • December 17, 2020

    Poll: Americans care a lot more about Covid-19 relief than the national debt right now

    Americans prioritize economic relief over reining in the debt.

  • December 16, 2020

    Whatever Congress does on stimulus, millions of workers are already screwed

    Even if there’s another stimulus bill, unemployed workers are likely to see a lapse in benefits.

  • December 15, 2020

    A new $748 billion bill could be Congress’s best hope for more stimulus this year

    Why a bipartisan group of senators split their stimulus proposal into two bills.

  • December 10, 2020

    An overwhelming majority of Americans want Congress to pass more stimulus — now

    Most Americans prioritize another stimulus check — not liability protections — in a new bill.

  • December 9, 2020

    The two competing stimulus proposals, explained

    The bipartisan Senate stimulus plan and the White House’s plan handle unemployment insurance very differently.

  • December 8, 2020

    What it would really take to save the economy

    Fixing the economy for all Americans would cost trillions of dollars more than what Congress is offering.

  • December 8, 2020

    Congress is staring down big deadlines on stimulus and government funding in December

    12 million people could lose their unemployment insurance if Congress doesn’t take more action on stimulus.

  • December 2, 2020

    The government’s failure to provide economic relief is killing people

    The lack of funding from Congress is making the pandemic worse.