Harvest Prude

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

Associated Press/Photo by Carlos Osorio

Trillion-dollar relief

Politics | Congress pushes through legislation to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic
by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/19/20, 04:44 pm

WASHINGTON—The COVID-19 pandemic appears to be doing the unthinkable on Capitol Hill: forcing swift, bipartisan action.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Carolyn Kaster

Senate, Trump approve relief bill

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/19/20, 10:07 am

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump signed the first major pandemic economic aid package on Wednesday, with a price tag of $104 billion. The Senate approved the deal by a vote of 90-8. The bill, which passed in the House last week, covers food aid, sick pay, unemployment insurance, and free testing for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite

Congress debates stimulus options

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/18/20, 12:04 pm

WASHINGTON—Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he and his colleagues will not leave town until they pass an economic relief bill. The Senate is almost ready to approve a $104 billion stimulus package the House passed last week to mitigate the economic drain of the COVID-19 outbreak. The bill would cover food aid, sick pay, unemployment insurance, and free testing for the new coronavirus.

Read more