Kelsey Snell

Kelsey Snell appears in the following:

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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IRS Budget Cuts, Staffing Challenges Create Coronavirus Payment Headaches

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Over the past 10 years, the IRS budget has been reduced by roughly 20%, leaving the agency with aging technology and forcing it to cut back on staff and training.

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Stimulus Cash Payments May Take Up To 20 Weeks To Reach Some Americans

Thursday, April 02, 2020

This time frame is longer than the estimate that Treasury Secretary Mnuchin gave when he negotiated the program for cash payments with congressional leaders.

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Pelosi To Create Bipartisan Committee To Oversee Coronavirus Response

Thursday, April 02, 2020

The House speaker said the new select committee, chaired by Rep. James Clyburn, will focus on accountability and transparency in the new spending and programs to address the pandemic.

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What Happened Today: Questions About The Relief Bill And The Latest Medical News

Friday, March 27, 2020

NPR congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and physician Dr. Abraar Karan answer listener questions about the relief bill signed into law Friday and about the latest measures combating the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus Updates: Trump Signs Relief Bill

Friday, March 27, 2020

NPR politics and science correspondents round up the latest news in the federal response to the coronavirus epidemic in the United States, including of the passage of the emergency rescue bill.

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Trump Blasts GOP Congressman Who Attempted To Delay Coronavirus Vote

Friday, March 27, 2020

But two of Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie's Republican allies, Reps. Chip Roy of Texas and Paul Gosar of Arizona, defended him against the attack.

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President Trump Signs $2 Trillion Coronavirus Rescue Package Into Law

Friday, March 27, 2020

The CARES Act offers relief to state and local governments, individuals, small and large businesses, and hospitals affected by the coronavirus crisis.

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What's Inside The Senate's $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The economic relief bill provides help to individuals, businesses, hospitals, as well as state and local governments. Here are the details.

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