weather icon Cloudy
RJ App
Vegas News, Alerts, ePaper

Trump coronavirus task force to brief media

Updated April 9, 2020 - 4:38 pm

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday held separate phone calls with Senate Republicans and Democrats in an unsuccessful attempt to win passage of an additional $250 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program.

Meanwhile, the White House dropped hints at restarting an economy that has ground to a halt amid measures designed to stop the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, measures that have sent unemployment claims skyrocketing.

The daily Coronavirus Task Force briefing is beginning soon.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Contact Debra J. Saunders at dsaunders@reviewjournal.com or 202-662-7391. Follow @DebraJSaunders on Twitter.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
4 guilty of conspiracy in latest Oath Keepers Jan. 6 trial

The verdict comes as the prosecution on Monday rested its case in another high-profile Capitol riot trial against former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four lieutenants.