MEPs to vote from home on crucial coronavirus measures
MEPs on lockdown will trial a new system to vote from home, as Brussels holds extraordinary plenary to agree on measures to battle coronavirus fallout.…
This week, an Amazon employee in the Seattle area was diagnosed with the new coronavirus. Now the tech giant is asking all employees in the region to work from home through the end of the month. Will more people working from home help or hurt the economy? The Senate plans to vote Wednesday afternoon on a $2 trillion stimulus package that is designed to flood the U.S. economy with money in an effort to stabilize households and businesses that have been floored by the coronavirus outbreak. The legislation would send checks to many Americans, create a loan program for small businesses and establish a lending fund for industries, cities and states.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced the breakthrough on the Senate floor around 1:30 a.m., after a long day of talks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and other administration officials. Here's what one parent found out when he looked for advice on how to work from home with kids after the coronavirus forced families to self-quarantine.