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The government gave free PPP money to public companies despite warning them not to apply

As Congress launched a bailout to keep businesses afloat at the outset of the pandemic, officials stressed that the loans were for businesses that didn’t have another easily available lifeline - instead, the government gave out generous loans to companies that may not have needed them. ... Read more»

House Dems pass massive infrastructure bill; GOP calls it 'nonsense'

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a massive $1.5 trillion package Wednesday that backers said would not only shore up the nation’s crumbling infrastructure but also create jobs at a time of widespread unemployment, protect the planet from a warming climate and narrow long-standing racial disparities.... Read more»

Billions of relief dollars for small businesses stuck in Congress quicksand

Replenishment of a federal loan program for small businesses failed to get Senate approval Monday amid a dispute over money for coronavirus testing. ... Read more»

Congressional Dems want more federal cash to combat hunger during pandemic

Democratic lawmakers want to prioritize food insecurity in the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation. ... Read more»

Stimulus package for virus fails to hurdle Democratic objections

Senate Democrats on Monday again blocked a massive stimulus package responding to the coronavirus outbreak, though Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer held out hope for a deal by the end of the day. ... Read more»

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Trump’s tax plan and 'the rich'

In promoting his plan to overhaul of the nation’s tax system, President Donald Trump claimed “the rich will not be gaining at all with this plan.” ... Read more»