Latest from Rachel Siegel

Who Joe Biden picked to fill his Cabinet

Here are the people Joe Biden chose to fill his Cabinet. Among his picks: White House veterans, but many historical firsts.
  • Jan 19, 2021

Meet the economist charged with keeping Biden’s promises to women and people of color

If confirmed, Cecilia Rouse would become the first Black official to head the Council of Economic Advisers, and only the fourth woman.
  • Jan 19, 2021

What’s in Biden’s $1.9 trillion emergency coronavirus plan

The rescue proposal covers a national vaccination program, direct aid for struggling families and relief for small businesses and communities.
  • Jan 14, 2021

Here’s how $2,000 stimulus checks would work, and who would qualify

The phase-out structure that applied to the $600 checks is still the same. Because the check itself is larger, millions more people could receive at least some money.
  • Jan 6, 2021

Treasury will try to start sending stimulus checks by end of week, rushing after Trump’s delay

President Trump’s decision to sign a $900 billion coronavirus aid package into law after days of delay sent Washington into a familiar scramble on Monday, as federal agencies once again faced a race to disperse a massive amount of money to workers and businesses still struggling in the midst of the pandemic.
  • Dec 28, 2020

Here’s what’s in the $900 billion stimulus package

Jobless benefits, aid to small businesses, stimulus checks and money for vaccine distribution are in. Aid for local governments and corporate liability shields are out.
  • Dec 27, 2020

Countdown to shutdown: Here’s what happens if Trump doesn’t enact the stimulus law by midnight Monday

Millions of Americans now face the prospect of weeks without unemployment payments, housing assistance and other critical coronavirus aid, as federal relief begins to evaporate amid Trump’s continued refusal to sign a $900 billion congressional stimulus deal into law.
  • Dec 27, 2020

Stalling recovery raises stakes for Trump’s new demands on economic relief bill

If Trump does not sign the $900 billion stimulus package, up to 14 million Americans will lose unemployment aid after Christmas.
  • Dec 23, 2020

Trump calls on Congress to approve $2,000 stimulus checks, hinting he might not sign relief bill without changes

President Trump described the mammoth legislation as “a disgrace” and suggesting he would not immediately sign off on aid for millions of Americans.
  • Dec 22, 2020