AP Congressional Correspondent
More from Lisa Mascaro
Senators Race to Seal Infrastructure Deal
Pressure is mounting on all sides to show progress.
Jul 26th, 2021
Senate GOP Opposition Shelves R&D Bill
The sweeping measure, which includes billions to shore up domestic chip manufacturing, has enjoyed broad, bipartisan support.
Jun 1st, 2021
Senate R&D Bill Aims to Counter China
The measure includes $50 billion to shore up domestic computer chip manufacturing.
May 28th, 2021
Time Running Out for Infrastructure Deal
Republicans rejected a smaller $1.7 billion White House proposal.
May 24th, 2021
Democrats Push On with $1.9T Rescue Plan
They hope to have COVID-19 relief approved by March, when extra unemployment assistance and other pandemic aid expires.
Feb 3rd, 2021
Democrats to 'Act Big' on $1.9T Aid
Congressional Democrats and the White House rejected a Republican pitch to split the plan into smaller measures.
Jan 29th, 2021
White House, Senate Try Again on $1T Virus Aid
But looming deadlines may force them to consider other options.
Jul 27th, 2020
Virus Aid Package Could Swell Past $1T
The measure aims to keep cash flowing as the crisis deepens, but some key lawmakers complained about big spending.
Jul 22nd, 2020
Trump, Congress Square Off Over Virus Aid
The Trump administration insisted on a full repeal of the payroll tax used to finance Social Security and Medicare.
Jul 21st, 2020
Congress Weighs Going 'Big' or Hitting 'Pause' on Virus Aid
The debate stretches beyond the halls of Congress as wary Americans await Washington's next move.
May 26th, 2020
House Democrats Unveil $3T Virus Bill
Senate Republicans gave the proposal a cold shoulder.
May 13th, 2020
As 4th Virus Relief Bills Nears Passage, Fight Looms Over 5th
The refill may only last a few days, likely putting business groups back at Washington’s doorstep.
Apr 23rd, 2020