The House Speaker's announcement came after a report that the White House rejected a detailed plan from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to reopen the country safely amid the pandemic.
Even if House Democrats choose to move ahead with legislation next week, additional relief is not expected to be approved by the full Congress and President Donald Trump for at least several weeks.
The push for localities to bear the brunt of the responsibility comes as states across the country grapple with how to resurrect their economies by allowing some industries and businesses to begin operating again amid the pandemic.
In an interview with Newsweek, the Ohio governor's measured approach to reopening the Buckeye State's economy sets himself apart from many of his fellow Republican governors.
Despite the disapproval among Democrats, not a single one—nor any Republicans—plan to boycott the majority leader's decision by refusing to return to Washington, D.C.
From Republican lawmakers and conservative pundits to right-leaning scholars and Fox News hosts, Trump has received a unified message: His national security adviser was wronged.
President Trump has so far declined to use his executive powers to increase domestic testing production for COVID-19, putting the brunt of the responsibility on states. Democrats want to change that.
Amid the public health emergency, Democrats have repeatedly called on President Trump to extend work authorizations to undocumented immigrants. They've also tried—and failed—in the face of opposition from Republicans and the administration to pass these same protections.
The wide array of proposals represents the disagreements over how the federal government should continue to combat the record number of job losses and foreshadows the political negotiations to come.
Mounting hesitance among conservatives for any further economic relief—much less thousands of dollars for individuals—has the potential to sideline another bipartisan stimulus when coupled with Democrats' expeditious desire to dole out sums of money to the countless number of frontline workers.
The relief for businesses will be distributed by the Small Business Administration, though it's unclear how long this additional batch of money will last as the initial $350 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program was depleted within roughly two weeks.
As the White House drew fire for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, senior adviser Jared Kushner was setting the wheels in motion to create a ventilator and PPE exchange program. His former college roommate, Adam Boehler, "one of the best innovators in health care," was tapped to lead it.
Citing the soaring national debt from several coronavirus relief packages, Mitch McConnell says another one won't be passing his chamber anytime soon.
The emergency relief is expected to pass Congress and be signed into law by President Donald Trump as early as Thursday.
Democrats have positioned themselves exceptionally well for this November to defend the dozens of House seats they flipped two years ago and to retain control of the chamber.
Senator Angus King said he's "never been so mad about a phone call in my life" after a call between Senate Democrats and members of the White House coronavirus task force Friday afternoon about the country's testing capabilities.
"Here's where we are, a week later, with absolutely no progress," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.
First quarter fundraising results don't bode well for Republicans looking to take back control of the House of Representatives from Democrats.
At the current rate of depletion for the Paycheck Protection Program, which was allotted $349 billion by Congress, funds are expected to run dry on Thursday.
By offering workers the opportunity and affordability to remain on their employer-based plan by subsidizing COBRA premiums, Democrats said it could avoid coverage gaps or forcing people to change plans or providers amid a pandemic.
Both Obama's endorsement of Biden and Clinton included a call for unity and praise for Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator who failed to clinch the nomination in both primary contests.
"It was time to turn on all the machines and see what I could do," 22-year-old Dominic Dell Antonia told Newsweek. "It turns out I could do a lot more than I thought I could."
In a little more than a week, more than half the money Congress gave for small business loans have been approved to owners for operating and payroll costs.
Will the stimulus checks be seized by debt collectors? Will the money be taxed? How soon will checks hit bank accounts? All of your burning questions are answered here.
"This [Fall] is going to be a referendum on how'd we do with fighting the coronavirus. All the incumbents—Democrats, Republicans—are certainly getting the benefit of the doubt," one campaign analyst told Newsweek.
The decision to prevent the relief from passing came despite another 6.6 million people filing for unemployment benefits last week, bringing the total number of Americans who've said they've found themselves jobless in the past three weeks.
Senate Democrats are expected to block a GOP measure for $250 billion more for small businesses and instead offer a broader proposal of their own. How lawmakers will overcome the impasse remains to be seen.
Farmers, nonprofits and minority- and veteran-owned businesses could be among the beneficiaries—but getting the hundreds of billions of dollars in the hands of the business owners in a timely fashion could be complicated.
The delegate math eventually became stacked against Sanders in 2016, and that is now the case for him in 2020.
The hazard pay would go to employees deemed essential during the pandemic, including those who work in drug and grocery stores, and in health care, sanitation and transportation.