Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol, clash with police

Jan 6, 2021
Dozens breached security perimeters and lawmakers inside the House chamber were told to put on gas masks as tear gas was fired in the Rotunda.
Rioters supporting President Donald Trump break into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C.
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Congress lets paid sick, family and medical leave mandate expire

Jan 1, 2021
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act required many employers to offer COVID-related paid sick and family leave. Not anymore.
A medical worker administers a coronavirus test at a drive-thru site in Washington, D.C., last year.
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No more surprise medical bills. What will that mean for insurance premiums?

Dec 30, 2020
One thing that’s not clear is how this might affect your insurance premiums.
Health workers in New York City carry a patient to an ambulance in April.
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Trump criticizes COVID relief bill, demands changes

While Trump did not specifically threaten to veto the COVID bill, there's a chance this could delay relief checks.
Trump assailed the bipartisan $900 billion package in a video he tweeted Tuesday night.
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Fed pandemic lending programs a sticking point in COVID relief talks

Dec 18, 2020
Some Senate Republicans want a new COVID relief bill to prohibit the Fed from restarting pandemic lending programs.
The Fed programs include Main Street business loans and purchases of corporate and municipal bonds. Pictured: Fed Chair Jerome Powell at a House committee hearing on Dec. 2, 2020.
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What we know about the latest plan for more COVID relief

Direct payments in the range of $600 and extra unemployment benefits around $300 per week are on the table.
"What we really need in this package is a bridge to when the weather is warmer and the vaccines are disseminated," says Marc Goldwein, senior vice president and senior policy director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.
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Why hasn't Congress fixed unemployment insurance?

Dec 17, 2020
Congress was able to pass the CARES Act quickly, but its benefits expire Dec. 26. Will they be extended?
Congress has known what's wrong with unemployment insurance for decades.
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The one place in Washington, D.C., where bipartisanship is flourishing

Dec 8, 2020
The biggest, most lucrative lobbying firms in Washington are bipartisan.
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How should we spend future pandemic relief money?

Dec 2, 2020
Economic recovery could take a range of different approaches. Check out these three experts' ideas.
Sen. Joe Manchin, Democrat of West Virginia, hands a poster describing a proposal for a COVID-19 relief bill to Sen. Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia, alongside a bipartisan group of Democrat and Republican members of Congress as they announce the proposal on Dec. 1, 2020.
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Mnuchin rejects renewal of some Fed emergency loan programs

Nov 19, 2020
Mnuchin said that he is requesting that the Fed return to Treasury the unused funds appropriated by Congress for operation of the programs.
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