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Hopes fading for coronavirus deal as Congress returns

Hopes fading for coronavirus deal as Congress returns Photo: Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

Andrew Taylor
Created: September 07, 2020 04:33 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hopes are dimming for another coronavirus relief bill from Washington as Congress returns to session.

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Talks between top Democrats and the Trump administration broke off last month and remain off track. Recent conversations among the key players have led to nothing. And toxic relationships among those players are making it harder to break the impasse.

The legislation was supposed to deliver another round of $1,200 direct payments to most Americans, help schools and local governments and restore more generous unemployment benefits. Now all of that is at risk.

If talks continue to falter, it's possible that lawmakers will simply leave Washington to campaign.

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