Stories tagged: "coronavirus relief"


Federal Unemployment Benefits Are Ending Soon in Virginia. Where Do We Go From Here?

Since the federal government expanded unemployment benefits for those impacted by the COVID economic crisis last year, the VEC has paid out more than $14 billion aid to Virginians.

Orders include help for students and tenants.
Virginia Sees Immediate Impact From Some of Biden’s Executive Orders

WASHINGTON D.C. - President Joe Biden has signed 30 new executive orders since he took office Wednesday.

Localities also request investments in public health due to COVID-19 pandemic
Counties Need COVID-19 Relief for Schools and EMS

RICHMOND-Virginia counties need help funding schools and EMS services.

Food insecurity—already approaching record levels across the United States—could get even worse if federal programs lapse at the end of December. This line of cars was seen in Florida last week. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
These Huge COVID Relief Programs Are All About to Expire. It Couldn’t Come at a Worse Time.

Millions of Americans are facing a financial cliff on New Year's Day if Republicans refuse to pass another round of COVID-19 relief.

President Donald Trump hold up one of the four executive orders that he signed that addresses the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic at his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Trump’s Payroll Tax Stunt Could Hurt Millions of Virginians on Social Security and Medicare

Payroll taxes fund both the federal health insurance program and the federal retirement program.

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The Democrats Have a New $3 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill. Here’s What’s In It.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said there’s no “urgency” to pass another bill and that Republicans are “assessing what we’ve done already.”

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Bill From Sens. Harris and Sanders Would Give Workers Up to $10,000 a Month

While the Monthly Economic Crisis Support Act is one of the most expensive ideas put forward so far in the discussion of coronavirus relief, the push for more direct financial aid to wage earners and their families has been gaining support in Congress.