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Here’s what you can expect to get from the $1.9 trillion House stimulus

Here’s what you can expect to get from the $1.9 trillion House stimulus

The $1.9 trillion House coronavirus package contains a wide range of proposals to help Americans still struggling with the economic fallout of the pandemic. The legislation provides another round of direct payments, as well as additional assistance for the unemployed, hungry, uninsured and at risk of losing their homes. It also would provide a bigger…MORE

DHS mandates state and local spending on domestic terrorism prevention

DHS mandates state and local spending on domestic terrorism prevention

The Department of Homeland Security will require state and local grant recipients to spend funding on domestic violent extremism prevention efforts, the department announced Thursday. For the first time, the department designated combating domestic violent extremism as a “National Priority Area” for two of its Federal Emergency Management Agency grant programs. FEMA operates several grant…MORE

50 prominent men join push for ‘Marshall Plan for Moms’ proposal

50 prominent men join push for ‘Marshall Plan for Moms’ proposal

Fifty prominent men, including business leaders, athletes and actors, are backing a proposal that would pay moms $2,400 a month for their “unpaid labor at home,” as record numbers of women have left the workforce due to the coronavirus pandemic and the economic crisis. In an open letter published as a full-page ad in The…MORE

Murkowski to meet with Tanden on Monday as confirmation remains on the rocks

Murkowski to meet with Tanden on Monday as confirmation remains on the rocks

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska will meet on Monday with Neera Tanden, the Biden administration’s pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN. Tanden’s confirmation is on the rocks after at least one Democratic and several moderate Republican senators announced their opposition to her appointment…MORE

House vote key first step for Democrats’ stimulus plans

House vote key first step for Democrats’ stimulus plans

Not even halfway through President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office and the House of Representatives is on track Friday to pass his $1.9 trillion relief bill. This package, the culmination of weeks of behind-the-scenes work by a dozen committees, a strategic and aggressive lobbying campaign targeted both inside and outside the beltway, and…MORE

Unemployment-benefits fraud victims are getting tax bills — and major headaches

Unemployment-benefits fraud victims are getting tax bills — and major headaches

Theodore Taylor was pretty surprised when he received a tax document recently from Ohio’s unemployment agency showing that he had been paid $1,300 in benefits last year. A Philadelphia resident, Taylor was employed in Pennsylvania during all of 2020 — by the Internal Revenue Service. So when he got a 1099-G tax document earlier this…MORE

House passes Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid relief package

House passes Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid relief package

The House of Representatives voted early Saturday morning to approve President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic aid package, a major step toward enacting the first legislative priority of the new administration as the devastating fallout from the spread of Covid-19 has left Americans in dire need of further relief. The final vote tally was 219-212.…MORE