Relief talks show GOP divisions

Posted on AllSides December 10th, 2020
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Splits among Republicans are complicating GOP efforts to get on the same page in talks on a coronavirus relief deal, underscoring intraparty divisions ahead of two runoff elections in Georgia next month that will determine the Senate majority.

Some GOP lawmakers on Wednesday expressed frustration that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has stepped in with a $916 billion offer to Democrats after it was decided that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) would take the lead in talks with Democrats.

Republican senators say that Mnuchin’s eleventh-hour proposal to include $600 stimulus...

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