Congress, White House struggle to find deal on new coronavirus aid


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the White House and the U.S. Congress were in disarray over their own plan for providing $1 trillion in new coronavirus aid on Tuesday, as negotiations aimed at reaching a compromise bill with Democrats also sputtered. President Donald Trump told […]

Schumer predicts passage of U.S. coronavirus funding bill


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday that congressional leaders and the Trump administration had largely agreed on a new coronavirus relief deal worth more than $450 billion, and the White House has signed off on a national testing strategy. […]

U.S. lawmakers seek probe of trade in products needed for pandemic fight


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Citing concerns about severe supply disruptions, senior U.S. lawmakers on Monday called for an expedited investigation by the U.S. International Trade Commission into specific imported products needed to combat the new coronavirus pandemic. U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, […]