Public Policy News

From Congressional aid packages to new regulations and consumer protections, keep abreast of how the government’s latest moves affect your wallet.
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Biden Aims To Trim Meat Prices by Boosting Competition
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Biden To Make It Easier To Pay Taxes, Student Loans
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Federal Watchdog Snarls at Banks’ Overdraft Fees
President Biden Announces His Nominees for Federal Reserve Chair and Vice Chair
Biden Picks Powell for Another Term As Fed Chief
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Here’s What’s in the Build Back Better Bill
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Federal Aid Could Offset Higher Home Heating Bills
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Can Cash Coax the Hesitant To Take the Vaccine?
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Stablecoins Need Legislative Action Now, Regulators Say
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Open Enrollment Begins for Subsidized Health Insurance
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Financial Firms Call Win As IRS Reporting Plan Gets Ax
President Biden Speaks In The White East Room Before Departing For Europe
Here’s How Dems’ Budget Plan Could Affect Your Finances
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Consumer Watchdog Probes Big Tech Payment Practices
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Burden of Child Care Cost Leads to Debt, Giving Up Pets
President Biden Meets With Business Leaders On Debt Ceiling
Debt Ceiling Dictionary: Your Guide to the Jargon
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‘Aggressive’ Regulator To Lead US Consumer Watchdog
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What You Need To Know for This Week’s FAFSA Launch
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Public Sees Slimmer Chance of Student Loan Forgiveness
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Bank Account Report Plan Would Affect Almost Everyone
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Federal Rental Aid System Picks Up Speed
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Hard, Low-Paid, Vital Child Care Jobs Find Few Takers
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End of Pandemic Aid May Hit Renters Especially Hard
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Pandemic Relief: What Remains and What’s Gone
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Treasury Rewards Efficient Rent Aid Programs
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Senators Grill SEC Chair Over Cryptocurrency Definition
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Here’s How the Spending Bill Could Affect Your Pocketbook
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Court Clears New Fee Protections for Payday Borrowers
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End of Unemployment Benefits to Have Ripple Effect
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If Social Security Trust Fund Ran Dry, What Then?
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Biden Proposes to Increase Affordable Housing
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Can’t Pay Rent? Here’s Where to Find Help
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Supreme Court Clears Landlords to Resume Evictions
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Democrats’ $3.5 Trillion Spending Plan Moves Forward
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Administration Cuts Red Tape for Pandemic Rental Aid
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Federal Appeals Court Lets Eviction Moratorium Stand
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Biden: States Can Continue Some Emergency Jobless Pay
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Eviction Ban Survives First Court Challenge
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Most Common Child Tax Credit Purchase? Food
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Window Closes Soon on Cheaper Obamacare Plans for 2021
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New Eviction Ban Faces First Legal Challenge
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CDC Imposes New Eviction Ban
President Biden Delivers Remarks On Progress In Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic
Biden Says CDC Will Move Against Evictions
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New Rule Forbids Eviction of Foreclosed Homeowners
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Government Relief Programs Are Causing Poverty to Plummet
President Biden Delivers Remarks At Mack Truck Assembly Plant In Pennsylvania
Democrats Make Last-Minute Bid To Extend Eviction Ban
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IRS Sends More Refunds for Jobless Benefit Adjustment
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New Website Makes Rental Aid Easier To Find
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US Families Received $1.5B in Rent Help in June
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Early Data Shows Jobless Claims Drop After Benefits Cut
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US Wipes Out $55.6M in Loans Owed By Misled Students
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Lost Your Job? Free Health Coverage Is Likely Available
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 24: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks alongside Vice President Kamala Harris on the Senate's bipartisan infrastructure deal at the White House on June 24, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden said both sides made compromises on the nearly $1 trillion infrastructure bill
Biden Pushes Reform Plan Alongside Infrastructure Bill
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Judge Allows Eviction Pause To Continue, Pending Appeal
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460,000 More ‘Plus-Up’ Payments Have Just Arrived
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Revamped Rent Aid Program Has More Money, Less Red Tape
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Federal Program Could Save You $50 on Your Internet Bill
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Consumer Watchdog Is New Head of Student Loan Agency
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Mortgage Forbearances Cause Consumer Angst, CFPB Says
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Women Lost $800 Billion in Income From COVID-19
U.S. President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress as Vice President Kamala Harris (L) and Speaker of the House U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) look on in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol April 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. On the eve of his 100th day in office, Biden spoke about his plan to revive America’s economy and health as it continues to recover from a devastating pandemic. He delivered his speech before 200 invited lawmakers and other government officials instead of the normal 1600 guests because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Here’s What’s in the Proposed American Families Plan
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More Than 3 Million Have Now Gotten ‘Plus-Up’ Payments