The legislation is expected to be voted on in the House next week, followed by the Senate. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin negotiated the deal on behalf of the administration and President Trump is expected to sign the bill, though he has engaged in brinksmanship at such moments in the past.
In a complaint to the Federal Election Commission, the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center said contributions made by relatives and employees of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy as recently as 2018 merit scrutiny.
Wildfire smoke has blanketed the state, but its ill effects are not evenly distributed. Wealthier families can get away for a while, or at least hunker down in air-purified homes. Poorer residents are sweltering and coughing without proper defenses.
President Trump characterized demonstrations against racial injustice as “left-wing rioting and mayhem” that are the result of decades of indoctrination in schools. The federal government has no power over the curriculum taught in local schools.
A special panel seeks more money for testing, personal protective equipment, registered nurses, infection control training and staff salary increases, but the panel is silent on nursing homes' own responsibilities.