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Biden urges states to speed aid after Congress, CDC unable to extend eviction moratorium

House Democrats failed last week to push through a last-minute extension of the federal moratorium, which expired Saturday. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/pelosi-says-yellen-brief-democratic-lawmakers-renters-aid-eviction-moratorium-n1275696 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this…

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House Dems hustle for votes to extend eviction moratorium after eleventh-hour Biden push

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team are scrambling to nail down the votes for an eleventh-hour push to extend the federal eviction moratorium —…

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Child tax credit checks could come as a surprise to some

The Biden administration is preparing to send money to millions of Americans — including to some who may not want it. Its plan to have…

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GOP senators quietly meet with White House on infrastructure, happy with what they hear

Top White House officials have quietly been meeting — on the Hill and over the phone — with Republican senators who drafted a counterproposal to…

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Most stimulus checks aren’t going to travel and luxury goods, but groceries and rent

“For all the talk of revenge spending and pent-up demand for travel… just 13 percent of stimulus check recipients plan to spend the money on…

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Biden’s latest stimulus plan: Reducing inequality

Republican lawmakers for years have longed to pass legislation that would rejuvenate the nation’s aging infrastructure and boost economic growth. They might finally get it…

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McConnell says Biden called him to discuss infrastructure plan

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Wednesday that President Biden called him this week to talk about a forthcoming infrastructure proposal, while appearing…

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Ocasio-Cortez on Biden infrastructure plan: ‘Not nearly enough’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is critiquing President Biden’s proposed infrastructure plan, a more than $2 trillion proposal that the progressive firebrand says does not go…

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21 Senate Democrats press Biden to include recurring direct payments in infrastructure plan

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and 20 other Senate Democrats are calling on President Biden to include recurring direct payments to individuals and enhanced unemployment…

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63 percent approve of COVID-19 relief bill: poll

Sixty-three percent of Americans approve of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill signed into law earlier this month, according to a … Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/news/545075-63-percent-approve-of-covid-19-relief-bill-poll Droolin’…

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Social Security gives IRS data to speed delivery of COVID-19 relief checks

The Social Security Administration (SSA) on Thursday sent the IRS data necessary to deliver coronavirus stimulus checks to people receiving government assistance after lawmakers expressed alarm that…

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IRS sending 2nd batch of stimulus payments

The IRS has started sending out its second batch of coronavirus economic stimulus payments, with many being delivered this time by mail as paper checks…

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IRS chief: Tax-deadline postponement could delay launch of child tax credit program

The delay in the tax-filing deadline could potentially postpone the launch of a new monthly child tax credit payment program, the head of the IRS…

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Treasury secretary minimizes risk of inflation caused by Covid relief package

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Sunday defended the recently enacted Covid relief package, saying the benefits for the economy far outweigh any concerns that the…

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Stimulus billions for internet service will likely prove only a Band-Aid for the digital divide

Stimulus money dedicated to paying for internet access — including $7 billion in this week’s new law — is likely to prove a short-term Band-Aid…

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Here’s how much aid each state is getting in the American Rescue Plan Act

President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion relief bill into law T… Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/542833-heres-how-much-aid-each-state-is-getting-in-the-american-rescue-plan-act Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The…

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Biden signs $1.9 trillion relief bill into law

President Biden on Thursday signed his $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue package into law, marking a significant legislative accomplishment for the new president as he looks…

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Biden to sign coronavirus relief bill Thursday, day earlier than expected

President Biden will sign his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief proposal on Thursday afternoon, the White House announced, a day earlier than expected.The White House issued…

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The brutal political incentive that pushed Republicans to reject Covid relief

A brutal political incentive pushes GOP leaders to embrace policies that hurt their own constituents. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/covid-stimulus-bill-passes-republicans-use-cancel-culture-hide-their-ncna1260549 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared…

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$1,400 checks and vaccine funds: what the US Covid relief bill contains

The bill being voted on by the House includes sweeping measures to try to tackle deep-rooted racial, gender and class inequalities The US House on…

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House set to pass $1.9T Covid relief bill, handing Biden his first major win

The measure will deliver $1,400 stimulus checks to millions of Americans, extend unemployment benefits and increase funding for vaccine distribution and schools. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/house-set-pass-1-9t-covid-relief-bill-handing-biden-n1260393 Droolin’…

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House vote on COVID-19 relief expected by Wednesday

An expected House vote on Tuesday to send the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package to President Biden’s desk may not end up happening until Wednesday.Democratic…

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