Democrats aim to pass the $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan and get it to President Biden's desk before unemployment benefits expire March 14.
Most adults in the U.S. who fell short on their bills in January did so by less than $300. A $1,400 stimulus check would keep them out of debt for months.
Democrats are moving to pass a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill in the coming weeks, before key unemployment programs expire.
Democrats are setting the stage to use budget reconciliation to pass the next round of coronavirus relief without Republican votes.
Trump became the only U.S. president impeached twice, one week before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.
The S&P 500 fell on Friday, wrapping up a losing week, as the outlook for additional fiscal stimulus remained uncertain.
Congress is trying to pass a coronavirus stimulus plan by the end of the year, but appears to be making little progress toward a relief deal.
Several relief measures are set to expire at the end of the year, including a ban on evictions, unemployment benefits and the pause in student loan payments.
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer urged Mitch McConnell to use a bipartisan coronavirus stimulus plan as a basis for relief talks.
The Democrats are asking Pelosi to extend the $600 per week unemployment benefit this weekend when it votes on a U.S. Postal Service bill.
The Treasury secretary also said a payroll tax holiday, which President Donald Trump has repeatedly pushed for, "won't be in the base bill."
As McConnell pledges caution, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are pushing him to quickly approve more coronavirus relief measures.
Trump threatened to veto the bill to reauthorize foreign surveillance powers, which has drawn criticism from Republicans and Democrats.
Democrats are pushing to pass their next coronavirus relief bill, but Republicans have less urgency as they grow wary of taxpayer spending.
The House will only come back if it has to pass emergency coronavirus response legislation, according to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer's office.
The House aims to quickly pass a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus plan, but one lawmaker's objection could push a vote to as late as Saturday.
U.S. stock futures gave up overnight gains and pointed to losses for the Dow at Thursday's open on Wall Street.
Many Democrats have seized on the Mueller report, declaring it a damning account of executive incompetence and unethical conduct.
Some people who worked on Robert Mueller's investigation believe that evidence President Donald Trump tried to impede that probe is stronger than what Attorney General William Barr publicly suggested when he cleared Trump of obstruction.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) joins CNBC's "Squawk Box" team to discuss the U.S.-China trade talks and what he hopes comes of the negotiations.