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U.S. Congress closes in on $900 billion COVID-19 aid bill as Friday deadline looms

Le Dec 16, 2020
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‘We made major headway toward hammering out a targeted pandemic relief package’: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he felt optimistic about a $900 billion COVID-19 aid bill https://t.co/yT39CTYMW8 https://t.co/YZ9IMwLRRs
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U.S. congressional negotiators on Wednesday were "closing in on" a $900 billion COVID-19 aid bill that will include $600 to $700 stimulus checks and extended unemployment benefits, as a Friday deadline loomed, lawmakers and aides said.

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‘We made major headway toward hammering out a targeted pandemic relief package’: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he felt optimistic about a $900 billion COVID-19 aid bill https://t.co/yT39CTYMW8 https://t.co/YZ9IMwLRRs
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U.S. Congress closes in on $900 billion COVID-19 aid bill as Friday deadline looms

U.S. Congress closes in on $900 billion COVID-19 aid bill as Friday deadline looms

U.S. congressional negotiators on Wednesday were "closing in on" a $900 billion COVID-19 aid bill that will include $600 to $700 stimulus checks and extended unemployment benefits, as a ...

Hell week bears down on Congress

Hell week bears down on Congress

“It really is a superhuman effort on our part to get this together in time to help the American people as quickly as possible," a top Democrat said.

Bipartisan group of lawmakers roll out 2 separate stimulus bills containing $908 billion in economic relief, breaking off the most disputed issues in a bid to strike a deal

Bipartisan group of lawmakers roll out 2 separate stimulus bills containing $908 billion in economic relief, breaking off the most disputed issues in a bid to strike a deal

The latest stimulus plans contain $300 weekly federal unemployment benefits but excludes a second round of stimulus checks for Americans.

Energy, environment advocates get a bite of $3T behemoth

Energy, environment advocates get a bite of $3T behemoth

House leaders left out contentious energy policy and environmental aid provisions from the $3 trillion pandemic bill up for a vote Friday, but several priorities did make it into the ...

Trump pushes for major COVID-19 deal over Senate Republican objections

Trump pushes for major COVID-19 deal over Senate Republican objections

President Donald Trump on Tuesday pushed for a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package, saying he would accept a deal worth more than $2.2 trillion despite opposition to large spending ...

Schumer says deal reached on $500B aid; Trump tweets support

Schumer says deal reached on $500B aid; Trump tweets support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday agreement has been reached on major elements of a nearly $500 billion coronavirus aid package for small businesses, ...

Centrists get traction on COVID aid proposal

Centrists get traction on COVID aid proposal

After putting out a compromise proposal in September that went nowhere, House centrists teamed up with senators for another bipartisan push and are making gains with leadership.

Coronavirus relief bill, omnibus spending on tap, McConnell says

Coronavirus relief bill, omnibus spending on tap, McConnell says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Wednesday he wants to pass a coronavirus relief measure before the end of the year.

As Emergency Funds For Small Businesses Run Out, San Fran Nan Shows Off Freezer Full of Chocolate Ice Cream

As Emergency Funds For Small Businesses Run Out, San Fran Nan Shows Off Freezer Full of Chocolate Ice Cream

As the emergency funds for small businesses in the United States was running out Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shared a tone-deaf video of herself at her home in San Francisco giddily ...

Mnuchin offers $916bn COVID-19 relief plan to US Congress

Mnuchin offers $916bn COVID-19 relief plan to US Congress

Aid to state and local governments, liability protections for businesses are key stumbling blocks to an agreement.

Reporter's Notebook: Battle over House Dems' coronavirus aid bill sends these messages

Reporter's Notebook: Battle over House Dems' coronavirus aid bill sends these messages

The House Democrats' bill may not go “anywhere,” but it will likely serve as a marker and send a message, in more ways than one.