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Schumer: Coronavirus relief is first order of business for Democratic Senate

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is vowing that coronavirus relief will be the first bill taken up by the Senate once Democrats take…

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Millions of pandemic stimulus payments were deposited in wrong customer accounts due to IRS error, says TurboTax

Millions of pandemic stimulus payments were mistakenly deposited in the wrong customer accounts as the result of an Internal Revenue Service error, said Intuit TurboTax,…

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Schumer says $2K checks will be top priority of Democratic-controlled Senate

Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Wednesday that passing legislation to provide $2,000 stimulus checks will be one of the first orders of business…

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Graham bucks McConnell: $2,000 payments ‘not socialism’

Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) pushed back Friday on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) characterization of $2,000 coronavirus relief payments to Americans as “socialism for…

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Senate bill to raise checks to $2K blocked for third day in a row

A bill to increase the amount of recently passed stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000 was blocked for a third day in a row in…

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Lindsey Graham pushes McConnell for separate vote on $2,000 checks

Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow a stand-alone vote on $2,000 stimulus checks after the new Congress is…

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$2K stimulus checks bill blocked in Senate for second day

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a House-passed bill to increase the amount of recently passed stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000, marking the second day…

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Gingrich begs McConnell to set up vote on $2,000 checks

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Wednesday that he would “beg” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to have a clean vote on $2,000 stimulus…

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How 6 states and D.C. are taking coronavirus relief into their own hands

Cash-strapped states and cities have spent six months waiting and pleading for help from the feds — and scraping together what little free cash they…

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McConnell blocks vote on $2K checks, signals new package

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday blocked an attempt by Democrats to set up a stand-alone vote on increasing the amount of recently…

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GOP Georgia senators throw support behind $2,000 stimulus checks

Sens. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) on Tuesday threw their support behind a President Trump-backed effort to increase the amount of recently passed…

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No lapse in unemployment benefits for gig workers, long-term unemployed, says Labor Dept.

An estimated 14 million applicants can expect to receive the full 11 weeks of benefits, through March 14, 2021. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/department-labor-says-there-will-not-be-lapse-unemployment-benefits-n1252479 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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Bernie Sanders to delay defense veto override in bid for $2,000 checks

Sen. Bernie Sanders will filibuster an override of President Donald Trump’s defense bill veto unless the Senate holds a vote on providing $2,000 direct payments…

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Ocasio-Cortez rails against both Democrats and Republicans who opposed $2,000 direct payments

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) in a series of tweets on Monday called out her colleagues who oppose $2,000 direct coronavirus relief payments to Americans, asking lawmakers…

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House passes bill boosting stimulus checks to $2,000

The House on Monday passed legislation that would increase the amount of direct payments in the recently signed coronavirus relief package from $600 to $2,000.The…

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House to vote on increasing coronavirus stimulus checks to $2,000

The Democratic-controlled House is expected to pass the bill, but it faces an uphill battle in the GOP-run Senate despite Trump’s support. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/house-vote-increasing-coronavirus-stimulus-checks-2-000-n1252429 Droolin’…

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GOP Problem Solvers Caucus co-chair says he’ll vote in favor of $2,000 checks

Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.), the Problem Solvers Caucus co-chair, said Sunday that he will vote in favor of House Democrats’ bill to provide the $2,000…

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Members of Congress to Trump: Sign stimulus bill

A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to sign the bill funding the government and providing economic relief to a nation…

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Republican senator: Trump will be ‘remembered for chaos and misery and erratic behavior’ if he lets COVID relief expire

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) on Sunday urged President Trump to sign the coronavirus aid package that has passed Congress, warning the president’s legacy is at stake.”You…

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Biden calls on Trump to sign Covid bill as government shutdown nears

The president-elect also criticized Trump for letting a handful of Covid relief protections expire with his refusal to sign the bill. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/biden-calls-trump-sign-covid-bill-government-shutdown-nears-n1252371 Droolin’ Dog…

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Tens of million in CARES Act loans went to the families of just 28 Congresspeople

A new analysis from Sludge Magazine shows that Washington nepotism is just as unsurprisingly nepotistic and grossly disappointing as ever: 18 congressional Republicans and one…

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