Pelosi's upbeat comments came as Biden and Democrats try to strike agreement on his big proposal, now about $1.75 trillion in social services and climate change programs, before the president departs for overseas summits hoping to have a deal in hand.
Biden said Monday he’s hopeful the talks with Congress can wrap up overall agreement on the package this week. It’s tallying at least $1.75 trillion, and could still be more. Biden said it would be “very, very positive to get it done” before he departs for two overseas global summits.
The new rules, announced Wednesday, will allow fully vaccinated foreign nationals to enter the U.S. regardless of the reason for travel starting in early November, when a similar easing of restrictions is set to kick in for air travel into the country.
The data strongly suggests that the delta variant wreaked havoc on the job market in August. As COVID-19 cases surged, quits jumped in restaurants and hotels and rose in other public-facing jobs, such as retail and education.
Delta stopped short of matching United Airlines, which will require employees to be vaccinated starting Sept. 27 or face termination. However, the $200 monthly surcharge, which starts in November, may have the same effect.
The Arizona Supreme Court said a new tax on high earners approved by voters in November can remain in effect while a lower court determines if the revenue it raises for schools will exceed a constitutional spending limit.
The new moratorium aims to keep millions in their homes and prevent the spread of the coronavirus’ delta variant. The order cites the fact that there are lower vaccination rates in areas most at risk for eviction.
Monthly payments of up to $300 per child under the age of six and up to $250 per child under the age of 17 are the result of a possibly temporary expansion of the child tax credit that is part of the COVID-19 relief package signed by President Joe Biden in March. Households that filed a 2020 or 2019 federal income tax return and claimed the regular child tax credit will get payments automatically. How does the expanded child tax credit work for divorced parents who alternate claiming their child? Should the person who claimed the child in 2020 opt out of the monthly tax credit? It is a question we took to Eric Freeman, a CPA and Tax Senior Manager for BeachFleischman.