Latest from Rachel Siegel
  • Post Reports

What’s in the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill

What’s in the coronavirus relief bill — and what’s not. The story of a Syrian spy. And the royal fallout from that Oprah interview.
  • Mar 8, 2021

After Neera Tanden withdrawal, lawmakers say Shalanda Young’s experience as a House negotiator would serve her well as budget director

Young’s supporters from both parties are pushing the White House to elevate her to OMB’s top job after Neera Tanden withdrew her nomination this week.
  • Mar 6, 2021

Markets fall after Fed Chair Powell urges patience

Stocks fell sharply Thursday after the Fed chair said prices were likely to increase later this year, even as he cautioned that any inflation would be short-lived.
  • Mar 4, 2021

Once Trump’s ‘enemy,’ Fed emerges as White House ally in rejecting concerns about overdoing stimulus

Meanwhile, prominent economists, Republican lawmakers and some market analysts raise alarm bells about the risks of overstimulating the economy and triggering unwanted inflation.
  • Feb 28, 2021

What’s in the House’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan

The House on Saturday passed the American Rescue Plan, marking a crucial step towards the White House’s first major piece of legislation.
  • Feb 27, 2021

Powell to lawmakers: Economic recovery still has a long way to go

The Federal Reserve chair emphasized the recovery’s remaining holes, while Democrats and Republicans tried to push him on what do to about another stimulus package.
  • Feb 23, 2021

From vaccines to masks, Fed’s prescription for the economy ventures far beyond interest rates

Fed leaders are increasingly pointing to vaccines as what’s needed to carry the economy through to the other side.
  • Feb 17, 2021

Why some state and local governments are desperate for more stimulus aid

Last year, more than 1 in 20 state government jobs vanished, and tax revenue fell in 26 states.
  • Feb 15, 2021

Fed chair: Unemployment rate was closer to 10 percent, not 6.3 percent, in January

In a Wednesday speech, Jerome H. Powell said that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that many unemployed individuals have been misclassified as employed.
  • Feb 10, 2021