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Democrats to redraft virus relief in bid to jump-start talks

Democrats to redraft virus relief in bid to jump-start talks Photo: WDIO File

Created: September 24, 2020 03:59 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge virus relief bill. House Democrats say they are paring back their proposal in an attempt to jump-start negotiations with the Trump administration. If talks fall through, the Democratic-controlled House could still pass the measure next week.

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The chamber passed a $3.4 trillion rescue measure in May but Republicans dismissed the measure as bloated and unrealistic. Even as Democrats cut their offer to $2.2 trillion or so, Senate Republicans are focusing on a much smaller rescue package in the $650 billion to $1 trillion range.
 

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