Rep. Dingell: House Appears Poised to Approve Trump-Backed $2,000 Stimulus Checks

The House of Representatives appears poised to pass the measure that would send $2,000 stimulus checks to most Americans, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) said Saturday. The measure was called for by President Donald Trump. Republican leadership blocked the proposal to increase the direct payments from $600 last week. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she’d […]

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Michigan AG May Seek Sanctions for Lawyers Questioning Election Results

Michigan’s attorney general says that some lawyers who filed briefs seeking to change election results should be disciplined. Attorney General Dana Nessel, a Democrat, said she plans to ask for sanctions against some of the attorneys, including Sidney Powell, who have filed suits with alleged or confirmed links to President Donald Trump’s campaign. “When we […]

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Estimate: Millions Lost Benefits as Congress Failed to Meet Trump Demand for $2,000 Stimulus Checks

Millions of people lost federal unemployment benefits on Saturday as Congress failed to meet President Donald Trump’s demand for $2,000 stimulus checks to be added to the pandemic relief bill passed by both chambers last week. According to an estimate by The Century Foundation (TCF), 12 million people lost unemployment benefits when two programs funded through the initial pandemic […]

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Moore: Pandemic Relief Bill Should Include Tax Cuts for Businesses and Workers

Economist Stephen Moore on Dec. 27 said that tax cuts for business and workers should be part of the pandemic relief bill, which Congress is working to revise in order to meet President Donald Trump’s demands. Congress passed the $900 billion pandemic relief measure last week as part of a $2.3 trillion spending bill that […]

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New York Democratic Party Chief Warns Ocasio-Cortez Not to Challenge Schumer

The head of New York state’s Democratic Party said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) shouldn’t challenge Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). “I think it would be a primary driven by ambition more than by need,” the party’s head, Jay Jacobs, told the New York Post on Dec. 26. There have been unconfirmed reports for months suggesting Ocasio-Cortez—a self-described democratic socialist who has promoted […]

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Romney Says He Opposes $2,000 Stimulus Check Suggested by Trump

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said he opposes raising the stimulus check amount in the COVID-19 relief package to $2,000 from $600, as suggested by President Donald Trump and other officials. “If we went to $2,000 per person, the additional borrowing would be up to almost $500 billion,” Romney said, according to Utah’s KUTV. “Someone’s got to pay for that. We […]

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Trump: Boost Payments to Americans, and ‘Get Rid of the Pork’

President Donald Trump again demanded that Congress increase direct payments to Americans and get rid of non-pandemic-related measures in the latest relief bill. “Increase payments to the people, get rid of the ‘pork,’” Trump wrote early on Dec. 27, again posting a video to say he would likely veto the stimulus package. Since then, the president has repeatedly called […]

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Several GOP Senators Say They Won’t Support Tuberville’s Potential Bid to Challenge Election

Several GOP senators including members of the upper chamber’s leaders have said they would stand against Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) if he joined Republican members of the House in contesting the 2020 election on Jan. 6. Tuberville previously hinted that he would join Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) and other Republicans in the House to challenge the Electoral […]

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Trump Hints ‘Good News’ on COVID-19 Relief Bill Amid Battle Over Stimulus Checks

President Donald Trump hinted that a resolution may have been reached on the COVID-19 Relief Bill as lawmakers urge the president to take action on the $2.3 trillion spending measure. “Good news on Covid Relief Bill. Information to follow!” Trump posted on Twitter on Sunday evening as a partial government shutdown looms. This comes after millions of Americans lost […]

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