The Senate is back from recess — and still at an impasse over stimulus

The Senate is back from recess — and still at an impasse over stimulus

The Senate is back from its summer recess this week, though it’s unclear what — if anything — that means for progress on more stimulus for Americans dealing with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. On the one hand, there is some movement: Senate…

Congress should cancel its Thanksgiving recess and pass another stimulus bill

Congress should cancel its Thanksgiving recess and pass another stimulus bill

Millions of people have had to put their lives on hold and make huge sacrifices throughout the Covid-19 pandemic – including, now, the cancellation of Thanksgiving. If ordinary people are to skip their vacations with loved ones, Congress and the White House should also cancel…

Pelosi Calls House Lawmakers Back from Recess for Postal Service Vote

Pelosi Calls House Lawmakers Back from Recess for Postal Service Vote

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), speaks next to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., August 7, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) House speaker Nancy Pelosi says she is calling the House back to Washington from August recess…

The Senate goes home for July Fourth recess as states wait on coronavirus stimulus

The Senate goes home for July Fourth recess as states wait on coronavirus stimulus

It’s now been more than six weeks since the House passed the HEROES Act, its latest take on additional stimulus as workers, businesses, and states continue to grapple with the economic fallout of the coronavirus. The Senate, however, wants to wait two more before considering…

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