Republicans Struggling To Finalize Their Next Coronavirus Relief Package

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After days of intra-party squabbles and months of delays, Republicans on Thursday struggled to unify around another economic stimulus package that would help Americans reeling from the resurgent coronavirus pandemic.

The proposal, which was initially expected to be made public on Thursday, now won’t be released until next week due to disagreements among Senate Republicans and the White House. And that’s even before negotiations with the Democrats, whose support will be necessary to send the legislation to the president’s desk.

“We’re still developing the bill. It’s not going to come out till Monday,” Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said.

The last-minute hangup on a proposal that almost certainly won’t become law in its current form follows months of delays by Republicans, who argued that Congress should pump the brakes and evaluate its earlier stimulus measures before taking action once more. Now, millions more Americans have become unemployed and

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Republicans Finalizing Their Next Coronavirus Relief Package

dhita yudha

After days of intra-party squabbles and months of delays, Republicans on Thursday came closer to an agreement among themselves on another economic stimulus package that would help Americans reeling from the resurgent coronavirus pandemic.

The proposal, which is expected to be unveiled later this week, will ultimately need the support of Democrats and is likely to change if it becomes law.

One of the biggest priorities for President Donald Trump — a payroll tax cut — will not be in the bill. The idea had little support within the Senate GOP despite the president’s monthslong insistence on it.

The package will, however, include another round of stimulus checks, as well as some kind of extension of enhanced unemployment benefits.

“We want to make sure that the people that are out there that can’t find jobs do get a reasonable wage replacement so it will be based on approximately 70% wage

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