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Capitol Report: ‘I’m simply trying not to die,’ says one advocate as senior Democrats reluctantly give ‘Medicare for All’ more attention

“Medicare for All” got a hearing Wednesday before a powerful House panel, but there continued to be signs that top Democrats aren’t embracing the issue......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 12th, 2019

Capitol Report: House GOP leader reluctantly names Republican members to coronavirus aid oversight panel

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday named GOP members to the coronavirus aid oversight panel but predicted it would just be a partisan tool for Democrats......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 7th, 2020

Capitol Report: Here’s how 2020 Democrats attacked new front-runner Elizabeth Warren at the Ohio debate

With Elizabeth Warren challenging Joe Biden this month for the front-runner label, she was expected to get extra attention at Tuesday night’s debate in Ohio. Her fellow 2020 Democrats provided her with exactly that......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 15th, 2019

Capitol Report: ‘Medicare for All’ gets hearing before powerful House panel

“Medicare for All” got a hearing Wednesday before a powerful House panel, but there continued to be signs that top Democrats aren’t embracing the issue......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 12th, 2019

Capitol Report: Buttigieg criticizes Democrats for playing ‘identity politics’ | Rosenstein blasts Comey

Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is getting attention for a speech in which he called out fellow Democrats, while the just-retired Rod Rosenstein is unloading on former FBI Director James Comey......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 14th, 2019

Capitol Report: First hearing on ‘Medicare for All’ reveals caution on the issue from Pelosi and House Democrats

While many Democratic presidential hopefuls are embracing “Medicare for All” legislation, the reception in the Democratic-led House so far isn’t as enthusiastic......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 30th, 2019

Capitol Report: Flake calls Trump’s mocking of Ford ‘appalling’ | Bloomberg to give $20 million to bolster Senate Democrats

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake characterized comments by President Donald Trump about Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, as “kind of appalling.”.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 3rd, 2018

Capitol Report: Small businesses could get more time to spend emergency loans, as Democrats and Republicans back extension

The Democratic-run House plans to vote this week on a bill with an extension and other Paycheck Protection Program fixes, while a key Republican senator also calls for action......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 26th, 2020

Capitol Report: Fed’s Powell to urge Congress to ‘do everything’ it can to help those suffering amid pandemic

As Democrats and Republicans squabble over what kind of coronavirus relief to provide next to millions of suffering Americans, the chairman of the Federal Reserve has a simple message: Do everything you can......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 18th, 2020

Capitol Report: Republican lawmakers criticize Democrats for telling 5 public companies to return small-business loans

Republican members of a new watchdog panel on Wednesday push back against their Democratic colleagues’ demand that five public companies return emergency loans meant for small businesses hurt by the coronavirus crisis......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 13th, 2020

Capitol Report: House Democrats roll out $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill, eyeing a vote by the end of this week

House Democrats unveiled their opening bid Tuesday in the next debate on Capitol Hill over how to fight the coronavirus and revive the economy, a sweeping bill set to be voted at the end of the week......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 12th, 2020

Capitol Report: House Democrats roll out $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill, eye vote by end of week

House Democrats unveiled their opening bid Tuesday in the next debate on Capitol Hill over how to fight the coronavirus and revive the economy, a sweeping bill set to be voted at the end of the week......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 12th, 2020

Capitol Report: House Democrats set to roll out ‘big’ coronavirus relief bill — vote possible by end of week

A top House Democrat said Tuesday he expects lawmakers to return to Washington Friday to vote on another sweeping coronavirus relief bill......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 12th, 2020

Capitol Report: Trump says in tweet that he’ll sign deal on more coronavirus aid for small businesses, as Senate set to reconvene

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he’ll sign a deal that would replenish a loan program for small businesses devastated by the coronavirus crisis, after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats and Republicans had struck a deal......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 21st, 2020

Capitol Report: Democrats, Republicans still negotiating over boosting coronavirus aid program for small businesses

U.S. lawmakers are struggling to reach an agreement on setting aside additional coronavirus aid for small businesses. But analysts predict an extra $250 billion for a Paycheck Protection Program could get approved this week......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 15th, 2020

Capitol Report: Democrats, Republicans still at impasse over boosting coronavirus aid program for small businesses

U.S. lawmakers are struggling to reach an agreement on setting aside additional coronavirus aid for small businesses. But analysts predict an extra $250 billion for a Paycheck Protection Program could get approved this week......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 13th, 2020

Capitol Report: Democrats, Republicans at impasse over boosting coronavirus aid program for small businesses

U.S. lawmakers are struggling to reach an agreement on setting aside additional coronavirus aid for small businesses, leading analysts to predict that an extra $250 billion for a Paycheck Protection Program won’t get approved until next week......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 9th, 2020

Capitol Report: Democrats move Milwaukee nominating convention to August over ‘unprecedented health crisis’

The 2020 Democratic National Convention now will be held the week of Aug. 17 in Milwaukee instead of in mid-July as originally planned, the Democratic National Convention Committee said on Thursday......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 2nd, 2020

Capitol Report: Top Democrats seek infrastructure package targeting transportation, health centers and broadband, using earlier plan as framework

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democratic law.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 1st, 2020

Capitol Report: Pelosi seeks more funding for U.S. Postal Service as Democrats warn of ‘crisis’ for agency

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is seeking more funding for the U.S. Postal Service as lawmakers work on a new round of aid amid the coronavirus pandemic, and Democrats warn the independent agency is in crisis......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 1st, 2020

Capitol Report: Lawmakers and White House agree to $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill after marathon negotiations

Senior lawmakers and members of the Trump administration early Wednesday came to an agreement on a massive stimulus measure to try to keep Americans whole as the economy shuts down due to the coronavirus......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 25th, 2020