Trump tells Congress to ‘go big or go home’ on coronavirus stimulus



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Trump tells Congress to ‘go big or go home’ on coronavirus stimulus

President Trump urged Congress to “go big or go home” on another round of coronavirus stimulus, amid broad objections within his own party to his latest $1.8 trillion proposal.

“STIMULUS! Go big or go home!!!” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.

In doing so, the president undermined a statement from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) less than an hour earlier that said the upper chamber would vote on a bill providing “targeted relief for American workers” that includes more funding for small business loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

“When the full Senate returns on October 19th, our first order of business will be voting again on targeted relief for American workers, including new funding for the PPP,” McConnell said.

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UK Tells Workers to Stay at Home

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The British government, in the grip of a second wave of coronavirus, on Tuesday told the nation’s workers to work from home if they could, a policy reversal that forced banks and other employers to readjust their corporate policies on the fly.

“We are once again asking office workers who can work from home to do so,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday, adding that Britain had reached “a perilous turning point” as nearly 5,000 new coronavirus cases were reported the same day.

Companies that had been under pressure from government ministers to get employees back to the office were scrambling to change their guidance for staff. Some had organized rotation systems to alternate different teams in

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Coronavirus: UK government tells people to work from home

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday told workers to stay at home if they can as a second coronavirus wave grips the UK.
  • He announced new restrictions for the hospitality and leisure industries and said they could last for another six months.
  • He also introduced a 10 p.m. curfew for pubs, bars, and restaurants and a limit on wedding guests to 15.
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday urged people to work from home in order to halt a spike in coronavirus infections and announced a series of new restrictions that could last for at least six more months.

Johnson told the House of Commons that the government had scrapped its push for more people in England to return to their workplaces.

“We are once again asking office workers who can work from home to do so,” Johnson told members of Parliament.

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