Congress’s failure to pass stimulus has had a devastating — and predictable — effect on minority groups

Congress’s failure to pass stimulus has had a devastating — and predictable — effect on minority groups

With white unemployment in single digits, minority unemployment in double digits, and policymakers looking to cut federal unemployment insurance by triple digits, the country finds itself in a situation similar to the one it faced during the Great Recession. Now, just as then, minorities are bearing the brunt of the…

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 Republicans have announced a vote…

Chuck Schumer warns that delays to stimulus will disproportionately hurt black Americans 

Chuck Schumer warns that delays to stimulus will disproportionately hurt black Americans 

If statements from Senate Republicans are any indication, the timeline for the next stimulus package just keeps on slipping. While lawmakers had previously argued that it could get done before the Senate leaves for a July Fourth recess, several have since said that’s no longer likely. “End of July ……

The two competing stimulus proposals, explained

The two competing stimulus proposals, explained

Les discussions de relance, après un regain d’élan la semaine dernière, ont frappé un nouveau barrage routier. Il y a maintenant deux propositions concurrentes au Congrès, dont aucune n’a recueilli le soutien nécessaire pour aller de l’avant. Le premier est un projet de loi de 908 milliards de dollars sur…