Senate GOP Works to Unify Around Coronavirus Aid Plan

Headline Roundup July 29th, 2020

Senate Republicans are working to unify around a new COVID-19 coronavirus aid package that party leaders reportedly negotiated with the White House.

Meanwhile, Trump administration officials have started discussing the plan with Democrats, some of whom would like to increase the size and scope of the legislation.

Senate GOP Works to Unify Around Coronavirus Aid Plan

From the Center
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Both parties say it’s urgent for the federal government to continue propping up businesses and average Americans with a new relief bill. But rifts over the size of the package – and which elements are most critical – remain.

As the economy approaches a daunting cliff of expiring coronavirus relief programs, House Democrats have already responded by passing an economic rescue bill that’s even bigger than the first.

Republicans are exhibiting a very different mindset – espousing the view that, despite the urgency of the moment, it’s better not...

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From the Right
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Top Trump administration officials and Democratic congressional leaders will try on Wednesday to narrow their stark differences over a coronavirus aid bill, with no guarantees they can craft a compromise before some jobless benefits expire at the end of this week.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows were expected to resume negotiations with the two senior Democrats in Congress — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

An hour-long meeting of the four broke up late on Tuesday afternoon amid no...

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Senate Republicans are having trouble coming to grips with the new coronavirus relief bill outlined by their own party leaders Monday afternoon.

Many want to see changes, still more think the price tag is far too high and all of it is pointing to a major, uphill slog as the party attempts to craft a possible compromise with Democrats -- this as millions of Americans lose crucial benefits in the face of inaction in Washington.

"It's a mess. I can't figure out what this bill's about. ...This is not going...

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