Bipartisan Group of Senators Propose Coronavirus Relief Package

Headline Roundup December 1st, 2020

A bipartisan group of senators is proposing a $908 billion coronavirus relief package that would include money for unemployment insurance and vaccine development, as well as state and local governments, the Paycheck Protection Program, and other COVID-19 coronavirus-related causes.

The proposal comes after months of a stalemate in Congress. The price is reportedly higher than Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would like, and reportedly lower than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would like.

Bipartisan Group of Senators Propose Coronavirus Relief Package

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A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a COVID relief package on Tuesday morning that represents a compromise between Republicans and Democrats as negotiations are stalled. The package totals $908 billion, and includes funding for unemployment insurance, state and local governments, vaccine development, education, housing subsidies, child care, the paycheck protection program (PPP), and other COVID-related causes.

Co-sponsors of the legislation includes Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Susan Collins (R-ME) and others. The $908 billion price tag is higher than Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would like, and...

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From the Center
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A bipartisan group of lawmakers unveiled a $908 billion coronavirus relief proposal on Tuesday, as leadership faces growing pressure to cut a deal.

The measure, rolled out by more than a dozen members from the House and Senate, comes as cases are climbing across the country and Congress is running out of time to clinch a long-stalled fifth bill with lawmakers scheduled to leave for the year as soon as next week.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said it would be "inexcusable" for Congress to leave town for the year without...

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A bipartisan group of senators unveiled an approximately $908 billion stimulus proposal on Tuesday, aiming to break a months-long partisan impasse over providing emergency federal relief to the U.S. economy.

Congress has faced increasing pressure to approve additional economic relief since talks between the White House and House Democrats collapsed, first over the summer and then again in the fall ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election.

With negotiations among congressional leaders at an impasse, rank-and-file senators in both parties have for several weeks worked together on a proposal that...

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