Harvest Prude

Harvest is a political reporter for WORLD's Washington Bureau. She is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Harvest resides in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter @HarvestPrude.

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House tees up vote on $3 trillion bill

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/15/20, 12:13 pm

U.S. lawmakers started voting on a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill at 10 a.m. EDT on Friday, but they don’t expect to finish until Friday evening because they are spreading out lawmakers’ visits to the House chamber to comply with social distancing.

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Will Congress give a gift to givers?

Politics | Some lawmakers push tax relief for charitable giving to shore up nonprofit groups
by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/14/20, 06:12 pm

About 60 percent of the formerly homeless men and women served by Homestretch in Falls Church, Va., lost their jobs as the coronavirus spread through the area. One single mother of four children survived domestic violence, got a job at a pizza parlor, earned a promotion to manager, and began taking business management classes. But when the pandemic struck, she lost it all, according to Chris Fay, the ministry’s executive director.

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Fed chairman calls for more spending

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/14/20, 01:01 pm

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned that without action, the United States may face a prolonged recession due to the coronavirus pandemic. Powell said the Fed will do what it can, but he urged Congress and the White House to approve additional financial relief for individuals and businesses.

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