Category Archives: Congress

Most Don’t Agree With Democrats OR Republicans in Congress

Rasmussen Reports – Voters continue to see Democrats in Congress as more liberal than they are and congressional Republicans as more conservative. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters think the … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Congress, Controversial, Democrats, Politics, polls, Republicans

House coronavirus oversight panel asks five companies to return loans meant for small businesses

Lauren Fox and Clare Foran of CNN – The House Oversight Committee’s new select coronavirus oversight panel sent letters to five different companies on Friday asking them to return loans they received from the Paycheck Protection Program set up during the pandemic to aid struggling small … Continue reading

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Congressional Budget Office details coronavirus economic shock

David Lerman in Roll Call – The CBO sees the U.S. economy shrinking 40 percent, unemployment hitting 15 percent and the deficit approaching $4 trillion. Continue…

Posted in Budget deficit, Congress, Congressional Budget Office

White House braces for congressional probes of coronavirus response

ABC News – Late last month, when asked how the administration will hold the Treasury Department accountable for the $500 billion coronavirus relief fund the department is administering to large businesses, President Trump had a blunt, yet predictable answer. “Look, … Continue reading

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Can Congress Vote Remotely? Well … Maybe.

Geoffrey Skelley of FiveThirtyEight – In total, nearly 30 House members are at some stage of self-quarantine and five senators are self-quarantining. The outbreak of the coronavirus on Capitol Hill has underscored just how ill-equipped Congress is to govern when … Continue reading

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