Heather Long

Heather Long


@WashingtonPost Economics Correspondent. Email: Heather.long@washpost.com Alum of @CNN and @PennLive. Central PA native.

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@RealDealDaves27  @rachsieg  They argue that it is $2k b/c of $1400 in this Biden plan + $600 checks already done. But yes. Will be interesting to see reaction on Main Street and in Congress!

Biden: "The decisions we make in the next few weeks and months are going to determine whether we thrive in a way that benefits all Americans or that we stay stuck in place where those at the top do great [while] economic growth for everyone else is just a spectator sport."

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Biden's $1.9 trillion plan includes: -$1,400 stimulus checks -$400/wk add'l unemployment aid (through Sept) **$15 minimum wage** -$400bn for more testing and vaccine rollout -$350 billion for state/local govs -$25bn for childcare centers via @rachsieg 

Lawmakers who objected to election results have been cut off from 20 of their 30 biggest corporate PAC donors via @dmac1  @jenamcgregor 

When Biden CEA chair nominee CeciliaRouse's family moved to California, only 1 real estate agent would work with them b/c they were Black. Great profile of Rouse by @rachsieg 

You know you’re an econ reporter when half the people you know are tweeting/texting/DM’ing you this...

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Jonathan Smith, 30, saved ~30 people last night before he was shot in the neck. He might live w/the bullet for rest of his life. #vegasstrip 

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AARP comes out against the tax bill. They are "deeply concerned" this bill won't leave US with enough $$ for Medicare and Medicaid. They also say the bill will "likely increase taxes" for many older Americans. #TaxBill 

BREAKING: The US deficit hit $984 billion in FY2019, Treasury says, marking a nearly 50% increase under Trump. Trump promised to eliminate federal debt in 8 years. Instead, it has been growing in his tenure 2019: $984bn 2018: $779 bn 2017: $665 bn 2016: $584 bn 2015: $442 bn

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BREAKING: 1.6 million *new* unemployment claims (regular + PUA) were filed last week, up from 1.4 million the week before. Jobless claims remain 4.5 times as high as a year ago. They have barely come down in August. **The US has 29 million people on unemployment aid**

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