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Pelosi Unveils $3T Relief Package

'Not acting is the most expensive course'

(Newser) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a new coronavirus relief package Tuesday—but Republicans say it will never pass the Senate. The $3 trillion "Heroes Act" includes around $1 trillion for state, local, and tribal governments, as well as a second round of direct payments to Americans of up to... More »

Next Move for Pelosi, Schumer Is 'Rooseveltian'

Senate minority leader says coronavirus relief plan is response to call for 'big and bold' action

(Newser) - With millions out of work and the future still murky amid the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are wondering what relief may soon be coming their way. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have something in the works: specifically, an aggressive economic stimulus plan that Schumer describes in... More »

Democrats Ditch Plan for House Lawmakers to Return

Trump accuses them of 'enjoying their vacation'

(Newser) - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has abruptly dropped plans for lawmakers to return next week, saying he and Nancy Pelosi decided to change course after speaking to the Capitol's attending physician. Hoyer said the physician warned it would be unsafe for House lawmakers to return as planned on May... More »

Congress to Return for Next Package

Neither party expects an aid bill to pass quickly

(Newser) - Congress will be back in the Capitol next week, House and Senate leaders announced Monday, to work on the next pandemic relief package. Both chambers have mostly been empty for weeks, Politico reports, while members attempted to debate and pass legislation from a distance. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the... More »

Pelosi Drops Plan for Proxy Voting

Social distancing will be 'strictly enforced' during Thursday vote

(Newser) - House members are returning to Washington Thursday to vote on the $483 billion coronavirus relief bill—but they will no longer be voting on a controversial measure to allow voting by proxy for the first time in the chamber's history. The measure faced strong opposition from Republicans, and while... More »

Trump Not Happy With Fox News

President says network is 'on a bad path' after Nancy Pelosi interview

(Newser) - President Trump is a well-known fan of Fox News, but on Sunday, his words for the network weren't laudatory ones. "Nervous Nancy is an inherently 'dumb' person," he tweeted , referring to Nancy Pelosi's interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. "She wasted all... More »

Dems, Trump Clash Over Pandemic Voting

And the Wisconsin primary is center stage

(Newser) - While Wisconsin struggles to hold its primary on Tuesday, President Donald Trump and Democrats are bickering over how to provide voters with safe and secure access to a ballot as the coronavirus pandemic rages in the US and threatens to extend into the fall, affecting the general election, the AP... More »

New Committee to Watch How Stimulus Money Is Spent

Republicans say there's enough oversight already

(Newser) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is launching a bipartisan committee to keep an eye on how the $2 trillion in the new stimulus bill is spent. "Where there's money there’s also frequently mischief," Pelosi said Thursday. "We want to make sure there are not exploiters out... More »

A Single Member of Congress Could Delay Stimulus Vote

One objection could kill voice vote Friday, require House members to return to DC

(Newser) - "We need to get this bill passed tomorrow," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday of the $2 trillion economic stimulus package that already has cleared the Senate . To do that, she said, “We have to get people off their selfishness." Some Republicans, and one unnamed Democrat,... More »

Senator Calls Pelosi the R-Word, Blames 'Fat Fingers'

No one's really buying the autocorrect excuse offered by ND's Kevin Cramer

(Newser) - "She's retarded," Sen. Kevin Cramer tweeted Tuesday in response to a Daily Caller post about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's proposal for an economic stimulus package, to the ire of social media users . Now, the North Dakota Republican's defense of the tweet, deleted 10 minutes later,... More »

Rescue Deal Teeters as Crisis Gets Worse

Nancy Pelosi says Democrats are putting forward their own draft bill

(Newser) - Top-level negotiations between Congress and the White House teetered Sunday on a ballooning nearly $1.4 trillion economic rescue package, as President Trump called for a deal to steady a nation shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic, the AP reports. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin indicated an agreement was within reach, but congressional... More »

After Intense Back-and-Forth, House Passes Virus Relief Bill

President Trump says he's ready to sign it after negotiations between Pelosi, his administration

(Newser) - After what the New York Times says was a "roller-coaster day of negotiations" between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Trump administration, the House passed a coronavirus relief bill in the early hours Saturday that will help families across the nation impacted by the illness. Per CNN , the bipartisan... More »

Facebook Pulls Trump Ads After Pelosi Complains

Company first said ads didn't violate its new policy on census references

(Newser) - At first, Facebook allowed ads suggesting users "take the official 2020 Congressional District Census today." But the link had nothing to do with the census; it took users to a survey on the "Certified Website of President Donald J. Trump," the Washington Post reports. The survey... More »

Pelosi: Here's Why I Ripped Up Trump's Speech

Speaker of the House defends her controversial State of the Union moment

(Newser) - The Trump-Pelosi speech-ripping feud continues. Nancy Pelosi said during her weekly news conference Thursday that she basically had to tear up her copy of President Trump's State of the Union address , Roll Call reports: "I tore up a manifesto of mistruths," she said, and those falsehoods (she... More »

Trump Loves These Morning Headlines

He shows off newspapers at National Prayer Breakfast

(Newser) - President Trump plans to make a post-acquittal statement Thursday afternoon, but he couldn't resist celebrating the outcome of his impeachment trial in the morning at the annual National Prayer Breakfast. Soon after entering the room at the Washington Hilton, Trump held up the front pages of USA Today and... More »

7 Reactions to Pelosi Ripping Up Trump's Speech

From 'effective' to 'a disgrace'

(Newser) - There's no arguing that Nancy Pelosi's dramatic tearing of President Trump's State of the Union speech grabbed attention, headlines, and TV time. But that's just about where the agreement ends: The ripping is sparking divisive opinions. We cover a few of those:
  • Trump himself: Talking Points
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Pelosi Rips Up Trump's SOTU Speech

It was 'the courteous thing to do given the alternative,' she says

(Newser) - Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was chosen to deliver the official Democratic response to President Trump's State of the Union address—but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered an unofficial one first. After the president finished speaking, Pelosi took the copy of the speech she had been provided and ripped it... More »

Pelosi Says McConnell Humiliated Roberts

After witness vote, speaker says seeing chief justice preside made it 'a sad day for America'

(Newser) - The Senate vote Friday against permitting more testimony or documents in the impeachment trial did more than put President Trump on the fast track to acquittal, Nancy Pelosi says; it forced John Roberts into a bad place. "It is a sad day for America to see Senator McConnell humiliate... More »

Impeachment Is Now in Hands of the Senate

House votes to send 2 articles

(Newser) - Onto the Senate. The House on Wednesday voted to send two articles of impeachment to the Senate, clearing the way for its delayed trial to begin. The move came after Nancy Pelosi chose seven Democratic members of the House to act as impeachment managers. The articles of impeachment against President... More »

Pelosi Ends Blockade on Articles of Impeachment

Sources say the House will vote Wednesday

(Newser) - The House is preparing to vote Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate to start the historic trial, several people tell the AP . Speaker Nancy Pelosi was meeting privately Tuesday at the Capitol with House Democrats about next steps, ending her blockade almost a... More »

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