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Democrats, GOP far apart as virus aid talks intensify

 

Last updated 7/28/2020 at 4:55pm



LISA MASCARO

AP Congressional Correspondent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The differences over the next coronavirus aid package are vast: Democrats propose $3 trillion in relief and Republicans have a $1 trillion counteroffer. At stake are millions of Americans' jobless benefits, school reopenings and eviction protections.

As top White House negotiators return to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, the leverage is apparent. They are meeting at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office. Republicans are so deeply divided over the prospect of big government spending it's leaving Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wi...



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