Federal Reserve and domestic economy Education: Yale University, BA in History Rachel Siegel is an economics reporter covering the Federal Reserve. She previously covered breaking news for the Post's financial section and local politics for the Post's Metro desk. Before joining the Post in June 2017, Rachel contributed to The Marshall Project and The Dallas Morning News.
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.
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.