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  • Former HUD Secretary: Congress 'should invest $100B in direct rental assistance'

    07/01/2020 6:22:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 01 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    Former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro said that Congress should pass direct rental assistance to avoid a housing crisis amid the coronavirus pandemic. The CARES Act, signed in late March, included a moratorium on evictions for tenants in units with federally-backed mortgages or other assistance who were unable to pay rent, which only applies to about a fifth of renters. The rest are subject to local eviction moratoria, which have begun to expire. Castro, who served under President Obama, told NBC News that Congress should allocate $100 billion in direct housing assistance. “We should invest $100 billion...
  • Another 2.4 Million Americans Filed For Unemployment Last Week, 38 Million Since March

    05/21/2020 8:53:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 21, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    The Department of Labor reported Thursday that another 2.4 million Americans filed for unemployment last week continuing a nine-week stretch of new jobless claims shattering the previous record for the most first-time filings in a single week. More than 38 million Americans have now filed for unemployment since pandemic lockdowns initiated an economic self-destruction wreaking havoc on American livelihoods and contributing to the great anxiety that the pandemic presents to a nation in distress. The April jobs report released from the Department of Labor this month shows the U.S. reached record levels of unemployment within the span of just two...
  • Sen. Kennedy on GOP response to Heroes Act: 'We can't get our heads that far up our rear ends'

    05/17/2020 10:42:03 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 17 2020 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., said on Sunday that he believes the $3 trillion Heroes Act that the Democrat-led House passed late last week has no chance of clearing the Senate – arguing that it is more of a Democrat wish list than it is legislation meant to ease the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic. “It's not going to pass the Senate, nor should it,” Kennedy said during an interview on “Sunday Morning Futures.” “My fellow Republicans in the Senate have tried to see things from the speaker's point of view, but we can't get our heads that far up...
  • (GOP) Michigan congressman calls for federal tax holiday for health care staff, first responders

    04/04/2020 10:28:00 PM PDT · by rintintin · 16 replies
    wwmt ^ | Friday, April 3rd 2020 | by Ahtra Elnashar
    WASHINGTON (SBG)-- A new bill introduced by Michigan Republican Rep. Bill Huizenga Friday morning would treat essential health care workers and first responders like combat soldiers by giving them a federal tax holiday. The HEROES Act, which stands for "helping our emergency responders overcome emergency situations," aims to ease the financial burden put on those putting themselves in harm's way to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. “The idea is to say thank-you to those first responders, those technicians, EMTs, police officers, the firefighters that are going in on the front lines and then certainly in our medical facilities," Huizenga said....
  • My stories stand:(Washington Times' Charles Hurt fires off after local paper passes on Edwards'Story

    07/10/2003 10:39:52 AM PDT · by jern · 16 replies · 216+ views
    News & Observer (Raleigh) ^ | July 10, 2003 | Charles Hurt
    Thursday, July 10, 2003 12:00AM EDT My stories stand While we have grown accustomed to seeing the unfiltered spin from Sen. John Edwards' press shop appear in The N&O, your reckless report about me in your July 4 editions struck a new low (Under the Dome/Washington item "Edwards in media tussle"). You ignored the significant implications of stories I wrote and instead called up Edwards' spokespeople (both of them for this major effort) and allowed them to use The N&O to attack me and my credibility for reporting that Edwards had blocked popular legislation in one of his committees. The...
  • John Edwards urged to let Heroes Act see vote (Edwards has been blocking GI Bill)

    07/04/2003 6:15:00 AM PDT · by jern · 19 replies · 218+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | July 3, 2003 | Charles Hurt
    <p>Lawmakers and veterans urged Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. John Edwards to stop blocking legislation aimed at easing student loan burdens for soldiers fighting overseas.</p> <p>"It's shameful that the members of our armed services are being held captive by political tactics," said Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, California Republican and chairman of the House subcommittee that engineered the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students (Heroes) Act.</p>
  • Edwards urged to let Heroes Act see vote

    07/02/2003 10:42:23 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 128+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, July 3, 2003 | By Charles Hurt
    <p>Lawmakers and veterans urged Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. John Edwards to stop blocking legislation aimed at easing student loan burdens for soldiers fighting overseas.</p> <p>"It's shameful that the members of our armed services are being held captive by political tactics," said Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, California Republican and chairman of the House subcommittee that engineered the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students (Heroes) Act.</p>
  • Edwards blocks GIs' loan break

    07/01/2003 4:43:18 PM PDT · by Criminal Number 18F · 10 replies · 519+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 01, 2003 | Charles Hurt
    <p>Sen. John Edwards, North Carolina Democrat, is single-handedly blocking Senate action on legislation all but unanimously supported by the House to ease the student-loan burden for soldiers fighting overseas.</p> <p>In April, the House voted 421-1 to pass the HEROES Act, which essentially would defer student loans for soldiers called into action. The only dissenting vote was cast accidentally by one of the bill's sponsors.</p>
  • Edwards blocks GIs' loan break

    06/30/2003 9:55:39 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 46 replies · 1,661+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, July 1, 2003 | By Charles Hurt
    <p>Sen. John Edwards, North Carolina Democrat, is single-handedly blocking Senate action on legislation all but unanimously supported by the House to ease the student-loan burden for soldiers fighting overseas.</p> <p>In April, the House voted 421-1 to pass the HEROES Act, which essentially would defer student loans for soldiers called into action. The only dissenting vote was cast accidentally by one of the bill's sponsors.</p>