Stories tagged: "coronavirus relief"


Congressional leadership including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, arrive to watch the flag-draped casket of the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., as is carried by a joint services military honor guard from Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool via AP)
Congress Is ‘Nowhere Near’ a Deal as Unemployment Benefits Expire

While the Senate takes a three-day weekend, 20 million Americans who relied on that financial lifeline will not see their benefits renew after midnight.

A new report says 20% of North Carolinians with children report not having enough food to eat. (Image via Shutterstock)
20% of NC Families With Children Say They Can’t Afford Enough Food Right Now

Researchers say millions in NC and across the US are in dire financial straits as federal lawmakers debate another round of coronavirus relief.

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., left, and Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., in January 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Burr and Tillis: I’m A NC Teacher. We Desperately Need Coronavirus Relief in the HEROES Act.

With coronavirus forcing NC into a billion-dollar budget deficit, why local government and school districts need the relief in the HEROES Act.

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How The Trump Administration Cut NC Small Businesses Out of Coronavirus Relief

A North Carolina lawmaker writes about the struggle for small business owners and minority-owned businesses to access CARES Act relief for COVID-19.

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The Democrats Have a New $3 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill. Here’s What’s In It.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said there’s no “urgency” to pass another bill and that Republicans are “assessing what we’ve done already.”

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Bill From Sens. Harris and Sanders Would Give Workers Up to $10,000 a Month

While the Monthly Economic Crisis Support Act is one of the most expensive ideas put forward so far in the discussion of coronavirus relief, the push for more direct financial aid to wage earners and their families has been gaining support in Congress.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
McConnell’s Refusal to Help States and Cities Could Plunge U.S. Into Depression, Experts Say

Pleas for help have gone largely unanswered thus far, even though a lack of action could lead to steep cuts in state and local services such as education, housing, and health programs