Stories tagged: "emergency relief"

A closed sign hangs in the window of a shop in Portsmouth, N.H., due to coronavirus concerns.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Coronavirus Aid Is Being Determined by Population. Smaller Cities Worry They’ll Be Left Out.

"It strikes me as a completely arbitrary cutoff," said Noam Bramson, the mayor of New Rochelle, New York. The city of 80,000 people has been particularly hit hard by coronavirus.

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Democrats Stall More Business Aid Until Minority Owners and Hospitals Get Help Too

Senate Democrats would like to see some of that aid be funneled to community-based financial institutions that serve farmers, family, women, minority and veteran-owned small businesses; hospitals; and state and local governments.

Passers-by walk past a closed shop, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Trump Administration Will Allow Small Businesses to Deny Workers Paid Leave in Coronavirus Crisis

More than 75% of American workers are at companies that qualify for exemptions from providing paid leave, effectively gutting the law’s effectiveness.

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Coronavirus Could Kill the Postal Service

"Every community in America relies on the Postal Service to deliver vital goods and services, including life-saving medications. The Postal Service needs America's help, and we must answer this call."

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Find Out What You Can Expect to Get from the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill

The bill includes a $1,200 check for most Americans, expanded unemployment benefits, plus substantial help for small businesses, hospitals, and corporations.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, accompanied by White House Legislative Affairs Director Eric Ueland and acting White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, walks to the offices of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
‘Help Is on the Way’: White House and Senate Reach a Deal on Coronavirus Aid Package

The sprawling, 500 page-plus measure builds on earlier efforts focused on vaccines and emergency response, sick and family medical leave for workers, and food aid.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell practices social distancing. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
Congress Is Close to Reaching Deal to Help Americans Affected by Coronavirus

The nearly $2 trillion measure would give direct payments to most Americans, expand unemployment benefits, help small businesses make payroll, and offer loans to larger industries.