What House Democrats have proposed for a new COVID-19 stimulus bill

The $3 trillion bill proposes another round of direct checks to Americans.
Both sides have their demands, but will Republicans and Democrats be forced by necessity to find a middle ground?
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With midterm elections just days away, candidates focus on health care

Oct 24, 2018
The ads tell the story as Democrats and Republicans work to ease voters' fears about pre-existing conditions.
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With midterm elections just days away, candidates focus on health care

Oct 24, 2018
The ads tell the story as Democrats and Republicans work to ease voters' fears about pre-existing conditions.
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The census adds a citizenship question for the first time since 1950

Mar 27, 2018
Every 10 years, the government takes an accounting of us. Ideally, every one of us. And that population count — the U.S. Census — determines a lot of things, like how many seats your state has in the House of…

Congress OKs $1.3 trillion budget, averting another shutdown

Mar 23, 2018
But an unusual glitch arose when Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, wanted to remove a provision to rename a forest in his home state.
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House backs temporary spending bill to avert a shutdown

Dec 21, 2017
The wrap-up measure allows Republicans controlling Washington to savor their tax-package win this week.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and Rep. Michelle Lynn Lujan Grisham (D-NM) participate in a House Rules Committee meeting as negotiations continue on funding the government to avert a shutdown at midnight on Friday night, at the U.S. Capitol on December 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
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Congress has fewer people helping them than they used to

Jun 19, 2017
Rank-and-file House members have smaller staffs and fewer experts to turn to.
"Ordinary lawmakers are pressed for time, and often they find themselves out of their depth no matter how smart they are or how experienced they are," says Max Ehrenfreund, a Washington Post writer.
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