What to Know in Washington


What to know in Washington

What to Know in Washington gives you a head start on the day with reporting on the most important stories from Capitol Hill and the White House. From K Street to the White House to the Capitol to the Supreme Court, What to Know in Washington is your daily dose of need-to-know information from Bloomberg Government.

What to Know in Washington: Policymakers Weigh Next Stimulus

The White House and congressional Democrats are preparing for a fourth round of economic stimulus to get the U.S. through its coronavirus outbreak, even while they’re still arguing over the $2 trillion measure President Donald Trump signed Friday.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Abandons Easter Virus Goal

President Donald Trump abruptly abandoned his ambition to return American life to normal by Easter, heeding advice from the government’s top doctors that re-opening the U.S. economy in two weeks risks more deaths as the coronavirus outbreak accelerates.

What to Know in Washington: Virus Bill Set for Swift Passage

The success of a massive stimulus package set for House passage today will depend on how quickly the aid can get to beleaguered consumers and businesses -- a huge challenge for federal and state agencies that aren’t built to move quickly.

What to Know in Washington: Senate Sends Rescue Plan to House

The Senate approved a historic $2 trillion rescue plan to respond to the economic and health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, putting pressure on the Democratic-led House to pass the bill quickly and send it to President Donald Trump for his signature.

What to Know in Washington: Senate Announces Stimulus Deal

The Trump administration struck a deal with Senate Democrats and Republicans on an historic rescue package that tees up more than $2 trillion in spending and tax breaks to bolster the hobbled U.S. economy and fund a nationwide effort to stem the coronavirus.

What to Know in Washington: Virus Relief Package Talks Continue

Lawmakers have yet to reach an agreement on a federal stimulus package to combat the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus, as negotiations continue in the Senate and House Democrats released their own $2.5 trillion counteroffer.

What to Know in Washington: Virus Rescue Plan Negotiations Stall

Republicans and Democrats in Congress stumbled in their attempt to engineer a quick jolt to a sinking economy with a $2 trillion stimulus despite the rising coronavirus death toll, plunging financial markets and dire predictions of a deep recession.

What to Know in Washington: Senate Virus Stimulus Talks Continue

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Senate Democrats are pushing to expand the Senate GOP’s economic rescue plan to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, continuing negotiations into the weekend on a package expected to exceed $1 trillion.

What to Know in Washington: Policymakers Race to Rescue Economy

Congressional leaders and the White House are racing to draft an economic rescue plan that could exceed the size and scope of the emergency measures taken during the 2008 financial crisis.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Said to Go Big on Stimulus

Steven Mnuchin had an ominous message for Senate Republicans gathered yesterday in a marble-clad meeting room in the Russell office building: we need to pass a virus stimulus bill, or the U.S. could be looking at a 20 percent unemployment rate.
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