Monday, 2 Aug 2021

Politics

Trump raises big money in early 2021, but doesn't spend much

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A fundraising group run by former President Donald Trump raised $62 million in the first half of the year but only spent $3 million, with the biggest chunk of money going to a pro-Trump research center and more than $65,000 to Trump’s own hotels, according to federal records published on Saturday.FILE PHOTO: […]

Senate advances nearly $1 trillion infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON — The Senate advanced a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure plan on Friday with a bipartisan group of senators helping it clear one more hurdle and bracing to see if support can hold during the next few days of debate and efforts to amend it. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that the chamber […]

How Disabled Americans Are Pushing to Overhaul a Key Benefits Program

When Congress created Supplemental Security Income in 1972, it left no question about its intentions. The program, lawmakers wrote, was “designed to provide a positive assurance that the nation’s aged, blind and disabled people would no longer have to subsist on below-poverty-level incomes.” Today, it helps ensure the opposite. The maximum annual benefit is $9,528, […]