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Treasury Secretary says Democrats must make the next move on stimulus talks

Treasury Secretary says Democrats must make the next move on stimulus talks

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Democrats will need to be the ones to make the next move if stimulus talks between the Trump administration and congressional Democrats are to restart. He said Democratic leaders need to accept a lower amount of assistance for state and local governments. “Anytime they have another offer to make, they…MORE

Trump keeps pushing for a payroll tax cut. Here’s what that means.

Trump keeps pushing for a payroll tax cut. Here’s what that means.

President Donald Trump has been pushing for a payroll tax cut, and he isn’t waiting for Congress to enact one. On Saturday, he signed a series of executive orders, effectively going around Congress to extend expanded unemployment benefits and assist renters and homeowners. Trump unsuccessfully pressed for one earlier in the year and the policy…MORE

Azar arrives in Taiwan, marking the most senior US visit in decades

Azar arrives in Taiwan, marking the most senior US visit in decades

US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has arrived in Taiwan, according to an HHS spokesperson, marking the most senior US visit to the country in decades. Secretary Azar touched down at Songshan International Airport in the capital Taipei at 4:48 p.m. local time on Sunday, the HHS spokesperson said. There will be no…MORE

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