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uscapitol 100318 27mar20 Despite some last-minute drama, the House voted Friday to approve a massive $2 trillion stimulus bill designed to respond to the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The House eventually voted to approve the legislation by a voice vote, overcoming an objection by Republican Congressman Thomas Massie of Kentucky.

senatewhitehouse1 march26 Senate passed a $2 trillion fiscal stimulus package intended to provide economic relief during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Republican-majority Senate unanimously approved the measure with all 96 members present voting in favor late Wednesday. The Bill is expected to pass through the House on Friday, and President Donald Trump said he won't delay signing the fast-tracked bill once it pas

capitol building 110618 25mar20 After days of intense negotiations, Senate leaders and White House officials have finally reached an agreement on a $2 trillion fiscal stimulus package intended to provide economic relief during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

corona march25 President Donald Trump has said that he hopes the United States will shake off coronavirus by Easter, terming it as "a beautiful timeline." Addressing a White House news conference Tuesday, he warned that if the country continues to lock down without business, it could suffer "a massive recession or depression." "You're going to have suicides by the thousands. You're going to have instability,"

businesses march23 To support small business owners economically affected by the coronavirus outbreak, President Donald Trump signed a legislation under which low-interest disaster loans will be disbursed to them. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has streamlined the application process for these loans, offering up to $2 million for each affected small business. The Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer econo

joebiden march18 Joe Biden took a significant step closer to Democratic presidential ticket by making a clean sweep in primary elections in all three states on Super Tuesday. With almost all the precincts reporting, Biden led his only remaining rival Bernie Sanders by winning nearly 62 percent votes to about 23 percent in Florida. In Illinois, the former Vice President had a 59 percent to 36 percent lead again

corona march17 The U.S. Government announced new tougher guidelines for its citizens to follow over the next 15 days to slow the spread of the coronavirus. In a White House briefing President Donald Trump urged people to avoid gathering in groups of more than 10. The new social distancing recommendation comes a day after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said public gatherings should be lim

joebidenberniesanders march16 Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders met for their first one-on-one debate of the Democratic primary race on Sunday, with the debate held without an audience over coronavirus concerns. The number of Democratic candidates for the latest debate was narrowed to two after almost all of the remaining contenders withdrew from the race.

trump3 112018 13mar20 After previously downplaying the threat posed by the coronavirus, President Donald Trump declared the outbreak a national emergency on Friday. The declaration by Trump would free up as much as $50 billion in additional funding to combat the outbreak and allow officials to waive certain regulations to accelerate testing and care for coronavirus patients.

justintrudeau march13 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decided to go in isolation for two weeks after his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, tested positive for the novel Coronavirus or Covid-19 on Thursday. Sophie was tested for the virus after having flu-like symptoms after returning from London recently. She will be in quarantine for 14 days.

useuropetravel1 march12 Travelers from 26 European countries in the Schengen border-free travel area have been barred from entering the United states to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19. "To keep new cases from entering our shores, we will be suspending all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days. The new rules will go into effect Friday at midnight," President Donald Trump said fr

bernie sanders 021220 Despite losing several key primaries on Tuesday night, Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has vowed to remain in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders spoke to reporters on Wednesday, a day after losing to former Vice President Joe Biden in Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho.

joebidenberniesanders march11 Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, the leading contenders for Democratic ticket for presidential race, were forced to suspend their primary campaign rallies in Cleveland Tuesday night over coronavirus fears. Sanders' rally was scheduled to be held in Huntington Convention Center, while Biden was to rally at Cuyahoga Community College. All the three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio were reported in

tedcruzpaulgozar march10 Six members of the U.S. Congress have quarantined themselves after interacting with people who tested positive for coronavirus. Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) are self-quarantining for the recommended 14-days after they came into contact with an attendee at the Conservative Political Action Conf

trumppayroll march10 President Donald Trump announced that the White House will discuss with both houses of the Congress if it is possible to cut payroll taxes to support the economy that is badly hit by the coronavirus outbreak. "We'll be discussing a possible payroll tax cut or relief, substantial relief, very substantial relief, that's a big number," Trump said at a White House briefing on Monday, accompanied by V

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