Kelsey Snell

Kelsey Snell appears in the following:

Progressives See Coronavirus Crisis As A Chance To Make Big, Lasting Policy Changes

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Some Democrats are pushing for changes to the social safety net to address needs of people during the pandemic and beyond. Moderates caution the need for reassessing plans and bipartisan changes.

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Democrats Use The Coronavirus Aid Bill To Push Their Long-Standing Policy Priorities

Monday, May 18, 2020

The latest coronavirus aid bill that passed the House last Friday is full of proposals Democrats have been pitching for years and includes major expansions of social safety net programs.

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House Passes $3 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill That Has Dim Future

Friday, May 15, 2020

The House approved the massive package with aid to states, local governments, individuals. Senate Republicans already dismissed the proposal and it's unclear when parties will reach bipartisan deal.

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Here's How Much Congress Has Approved For Coronavirus Relief So Far And What It's For

Friday, May 15, 2020

There have been four separate measures over the last two months, including payments to individuals, tax breaks for businesses, and funds for public health and state and local governments.

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House To Vote On COVID-19 Aid Plan That The GOP Had Already Written Off

Friday, May 15, 2020

The House is set to vote Friday on a $3 trillion coronavirus aid package. It was written entirely by Democrats, and Republicans are not on board.

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Coronavirus Update: Public Health Experts Testify Before Senate

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Public health experts have testified before a Senate health committee on Tuesday. House Democrats are proposing a plan for the next coronavirus relief bill.

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House Democrats Unveil $3 Trillion Proposal For Coronavirus Relief

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

House Democrats plan a Friday vote on another massive relief bill that has more money for states, help for the jobless and virus-testing funds. Republicans immediately called it a partisan wish list.

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Lawmakers Want To Get Americans More Relief Money. Here's What They Propose

Friday, May 08, 2020

A trio of Senate Democrats wants to give $2,000 per month to individuals through the end of the health emergency. One Senate Republican suggests covering payroll for companies that rehire workers.

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Fauci To Appear Before Senate Panel, But Not 'Trump Haters' In The House, Trump Says

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci and other members of the coronavirus task force will testify before a GOP-led Senate committee next week but have been blocked from making similar appearances in the House so far.

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Senate Is Planning To Return To Session Despite Coronavirus Fears In Washington

Friday, May 01, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to start a Senate session next week even though Washington, D.C., remains a coronavirus hotspot. The House is not returning to the capital yet.

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House Cancels Plans To Return To Washington On May 4, While Senate Preps For Session

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The House majority leader initially told House Democrats the chamber would convene next week. A bipartisan task force is looking at options for remote voting and committee work.

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Trump Signs Latest Coronavirus Economic Relief Package, Aimed At Small Businesses

Thursday, April 23, 2020

It is the fourth measure approved by Congress in less than two months to combat the pandemic. This one, totaling $484 billion, will supply fresh funding to a new small business lending program.

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Coronavirus Updates: The Latest Unemployment Data In The U.S.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

In the last month, the coronavirus pandemic has claimed the jobs of one in six workers in the United States. NPR economic, science and congressional correspondents discuss the latest coronavirus news.

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Congress Reaches Deal On Expansion Of Emergency Funding

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Bipartisan negotiators and the Trump administration reached a deal on spending more money to support small businesses, as well as to assist hospitals and improve testing nationwide.

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Senate OKs Bipartisan Deal For $484 Billion More In Coronavirus Aid

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Both Republicans and Democrats agreed that a small-business program that ran out of money needed a major infusion. Negotiators also added resources for hospitals and testing.

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Capitol Hill, White House Officials Work To Release Pandemic Relief Funds

Monday, April 20, 2020

The White House and congressional leaders may be near a deal on a new wave of coronavirus relief funding. The proposal would replenish a small business loan program that ran out of money.

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Lessons From Congress' Last Experience Helping Rescue An Economy In Free Fall

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Congress isn't known for passing broad legislation quickly. Its response to the 2008 economic crisis has parallels with that to the coronavirus pandemic, which could mean political blowback for some.

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When Congress Was Last Called To Help Rescue An Economy In Free Fall

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The 2008 economic crisis had both parties on Capitol Hill acting swiftly to provide relief this time around. Congress learned it takes time for policies to take hold, but political fallout is swift.

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Governors Call For $500 Billion Bailout Amid Standoff Over Coronavirus Relief Funds

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Governors are signaling a dire financial picture for states as Congress spars over including state and local funds along with additional money for small business loans.

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Senate Democrats Block GOP Effort To Boost Small-Business Aid

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Democrats want to funnel the extra funding through community-based financial institutions, which they say help businesses owned by minorities, veterans and rural Americans across the country.

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