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Fox News: Moderate Democrats pressure Pelosi, House leadership to move new coronavirus bill: 'Stop the stupidity'

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FOX NEWS, MARISA SCHULTZ Moderate Democrats, especially those in swing districts, have been pressuring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to pass another coronavirus relief bill, signaling that blaming the Senate Republicans and the White House for the inaction isn't flying back home with their constituents who need help. One of the boldest efforts of revolt came Tuesday when the bipartisan Problem Solver... Read more »

AP: Trump says he can talk GOP into going for ‘larger’ virus aid

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AP, ANDREW TAYLOR and LISA MASCARO President Donald Trump parachuted into the coronavirus aid debate Wednesday, upbraiding his Republican allies for proposing too small of a relief package and encouraging both parties in Congress to go for a bigger one that would include his priority of $1,200 stimulus checks for most Americans. But his top GOP allies in the House and Senate shrugged off the presi... Read more »

NBC News: Moderate Democrats in the House push Pelosi to find deal with Republicans on COVID-19 relief

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NBC NEWS, LEIGH ANN CALDWELL and HALEY TALBOT House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is hearing increased complaints from Democratic lawmakers who want passage of a COVID-19 relief package after talks with the White House hit a deadlock. On a conference call Tuesday with the New Democrats Coalition, a group of moderate members, several implored Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to keep the House in sessi... Read more »

ABC News: Trump urges Republicans to back bigger coronavirus bill

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ABC NEWS, MARIAM KHAN and BENJAMIN SIEGEL The White House is signaling a renewed interest in negotiations with Congress over the next coronavirus stimulus relief package after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vowed to keep the House in session until a deal with Republicans and the administration is hammered out. President Trump on Wednesday urged Republicans to embrace a larger coronavirus stimulus pack... Read more »

Washington Post: Frustrated House Democrats push for action on new economic relief bill

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WASHINGTON POST, ERICA WERNER Multiple House Democrats expressed anxiety and frustration Tuesday about the prospect of adjourning for the election without a new coronavirus relief bill, with one vulnerable House Democrat saying on a private call with leadership that she wanted to do her "goddamn job” and deliver a deal for her constituents. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced on a conf... Read more »

CBS19: Spanberger's statement on the signing of Israel-UAE-Bahrain Agreements

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CBS19 Representative Abigail Spanberger, who is a member of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, released a statement before the signing of the Abraham Accords. The statement below: I welcome the news that today, leaders from Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain will join at the White House for the beginning of normalized relations between these two Gulf states and Israel. The normal... Read more »

Newsweek: Congress Grapples with New Bipartisan Stimulus that Includes $1,200 Checks and Jobless Benefits

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NEWSWEEK, RAMSEY TOUCHBERRY No new coronavirus relief has passed Congress since April. Partisan gridlock has a group of lawmakers from both parties fed up with their leadership's inability to carve out a deal with the Trump administration for struggling Americans, and they are searching for a way forward. Combining proposals from both parties and the White House, the bipartisan House Problem Solve... Read more »

Vice: Here's the Deal on the New $1.5 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Proposal in the House

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VICE, EMMA OCKERMAN Thanks to bitter partisan rancor and an upcoming presidential election to worry about, it seems incredibly unlikely that Congress will come together and pass the sort of sweeping stimulus package that’s needed to save many American households from a financial meltdown. But the House Problem Solvers Caucus — a bipartisan, centrist group of 50 lawmakers — is at least trying to br... Read more »

Augusta Free Press: Spanberger: Trump’s executive order deferring employee payroll taxes ‘unworkable’

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AUGUSTA FREE PRESS A group of House members led by Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) is raising issue with the Trump administration’s recent move to defer employee payroll taxes, citing the threat that the move would put on the Social Security program. In a letter to the president, Spanberger urged cooperation with Congress to pass a new relief package that directly addresses the unemployment cris... Read more »

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Spanberger, McEachin tour Postal Service center

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER To learn how workers plan to handle an expected flood of mail this fall, U.S. Reps. Abigail Spanberger, D-7th, and A. Donald McEachin, D-4th, toured a Postal Service processing center Thursday. The House members met with Postal Service employees and discussed the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and agency management’s recent operational changes ahead of a wi... Read more »

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