More from Andrew Taylor
Negotiators Near Agreement on COVID-19 Aid
The measure aims to extend aid to individuals and businesses and help ship coronavirus vaccines to millions.
Dec 16th, 2020
Optimism Grows for COVID-19 Relief Bill
Businesses are desperate for help as caseloads spiral and deaths spike.
Dec 4th, 2020
Controversial Fed Nominee Stalls in Senate
Judy Shelton is an unusually caustic critic of the Fed and was opposed by two GOP senators.
Nov 19th, 2020
Senate Republicans Unveil $1.4T Spending Bill
Most unfinished spending bills in lame-duck sessions tend to get kicked into the following year.
Nov 11th, 2020
Pandemic Relief Faces Uncertainty in Post-Election Session
Capitol Hill veterans cautioned against expecting a quick resolution for a package that has tied Washington in knots for months.
Oct 23rd, 2020
McConnell Warns White House Against COVID Relief Deal
The Senate leader appears worried that an agreement between House Democrats and the White House would drive a wedge between Republicans.
Oct 21st, 2020
McConnell Slates Revote on COVID Relief Plan
Talks on a larger deal fell apart this past weekend, probably for good.
Oct 14th, 2020
Virus Bill Blocked in Senate
The vote likely ends hopes for coronavirus relief before the November election.
Sep 11th, 2020
GOP Proposes 'Targeted' Virus Aid; Dems Say Not Enough
The $500 billion bill includes school aid, new money for vaccines and testing, and a second round of funding for small businesses.
Sep 9th, 2020
Hopes for Congressional Coronavirus Deal Fade
Expectations that a fifth bipartisan response bill would move ahead have been replaced by genuine pessimism.
Sep 8th, 2020
Virus Aid Talks on Brink of Collapse
Negotiators face impasses over unemployment benefits and aid to states and local governments.
Aug 7th, 2020
Lawmakers Dig in on Virus Bill
Negotiators reported slight progress, but multiple obstacles remain.
Aug 4th, 2020