Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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Congress close to stimulus deal

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/13/20, 12:00 pm

WASHINGTON—House lawmakers worked late into the evening Thursday on legislation to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said they will likely vote on Friday on an economic stimulus package that will provide free coronavirus testing along with sick pay and other measures for affected workers. The Senate is in recess, but Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he would bring back lawmakers to vote on the legislation.

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Holding fast in the Senate

Politics | A look at key down-ballot races coming this November
by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/12/20, 05:09 pm

The presidential campaign has taken up most of the political spotlight in the past few months, but the battle to control the Senate is perhaps just as significant. It will determine whether the next president can stock the judiciary with his picks and push his legislative agenda or whether he will have to contend with an obstructionist majority.

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Washington debates how to boost sickened economy

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/12/20, 11:50 am

The stock market tumbled again on Thursday. The COVID-19 outbreak continues to disrupt the American economy despite an effort from President Donald Trump to calm investor’s fears on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell Thursday by more than 2,000 points, triggering a temporary halt in trading.

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