Headline RoundupNovember 13th, 2020

Democrats and Republicans Still Split on Coronavirus Stimulus Deal as Cases Rise

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The recent surge in U.S. coronavirus cases raised questions about another stimulus package, but remarks by Senate leaders reveal Democrats and Republicans are still at an impasse when it comes to a relief bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged the need for another economic stimulus package Thursday, but maintained that the package should resemble the $500 billion package the Republican Party proposed before the election. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday that Democrats would block any bill similar to the previous GOP bill in favor of a bill closer to the $3 trillion HEROES Act passed by Democrats in May. Projected presidential election winner Joe Biden, speaking to Pelosi and Schumer Thursday, agreed on the need for a stimulus aid before January, and urged Congress to pass a bipartisan relief bill. The Senate leaders' remarks were covered by outlets across the political spectrum.

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