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New stimulus check

This is our last chance to get a second $1,200 stimulus check in 2020

September 29th, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are currently negotiating once again for a new coronavirus stimulus package. The updated HEROES Act would cost $2.2 trillion (vs. $3.4 trillion for the original bill) and would include a second round of $1,200 economic impact payments. Both Democrats and Republicans stand to gain by passing …

New stimulus bill

Don’t hold your breath for a new stimulus check

September 22nd, 2020

Two events that almost never happen simultaneously in the US are conspiring together to all but destroy any chance of Congress passing a new stimulus bill that appropriates funding for new stimulus checks. Those two events are a highly contentious presidential election that may not even be settled on Election Day, because of such issues as …

Second stimulus check update

Republicans don’t think you need another stimulus check right now

May 19th, 2020

Millions of Americans are still waiting to receive their coronavirus stimulus check from the federal government, a process the IRS says could take many more weeks to be completed — but some national lawmakers are already talking about a stimulus check round two. House Democrats have already passed a massive new coronavirus stimulus package, which …

Net neutrality congress CRA bill updates

First GOP Congressman signs onto net neutrality bill

July 17th, 2018

In a surprise announcement early Tuesday morning, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) became the first Republican member of the House of Representatives to sign onto a Democrat effort to roll back FCC net neutrality rule changes. In addition to offering support to the Democrat bill, which would simply reverse last November’s FCC vote, Coffman also introduced his …

Mark Zuckerberg Senate hearing live stream

How to watch Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testify before the Senate today

April 10th, 2018

It’s not often that a Senate hearing is must-watch TV (at least, it wasn’t before the current administration), but today is the day that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will stand before a joint session of Congress to answer questions about the Cambridge Analytica scandal that has dominated headlines for weeks. The Judiciary and Commerce committees …