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Facing Intensifying Crises, Biden Pledges Action to Address Economy and Pandemic

With job losses, record coronavirus numbers and politics in turmoil after the storming of the Capitol, the president-elect pressed for quick passage of a stimulus package to help struggling Americans.

Trump Signs Pandemic Relief Bill After Unemployment Aid Lapses

After calling the measure a “disgrace,” President Trump abruptly signed it, extending expanded unemployment benefits and an eviction moratorium, and averting a government shutdown.

Unemployment Aid Set to Lapse Saturday as Trump’s Plans for Relief Bill Remain Unclear

At least a temporary lapse in expanded unemployment benefits for millions of Americans is now inevitable because of President Trump’s delay in signing a $900 billion pandemic relief bill.

Answering Trump, Democrats Try and Fail to Jam $2,000 Payments Through House

In a brief bit of political theater, the House majority leader opened the House for business to ask for unanimous consent to accede to President Trump’s request for larger checks. A Republican objected.

Biden, Calling Stimulus Bill a ‘Down Payment,’ Urges More Relief

The president-elect said he would ask Congress soon after his inauguration to pass an additional coronavirus aid package with more money for firefighters, police officers and nurses.

Lawmakers Inch Toward Compromise as Biden Confronts Slowing Recovery

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, spoke on Thursday as Joe Biden’s victory and vaccine breakthroughs added momentum to a push for a stimulus deal.