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The colossal package allocates money for COVID-19 vaccines, schools, small businesses and anti-poverty programs like the child tax credit. Here are the highlights, including what the Senate changed.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling for bipartisan support for the upcoming House vote on the Senate-amended legislation. Such support is unlikely, as Republicans are fiercely opposed to the package.
The senators are asking to work with President Biden on a coronavirus relief package that they believe could be approved “quickly by Congress with bipartisan support.”
With a week left, Americans have already cast 66 million early ballots, putting the 2020 election on track for historic levels of voter turnout.
President Trump has been at Walter Reed since Friday evening for coronavirus treatment. In a tweet, he said, “Don’t be afraid of Covid.” The White House physician would not comment on the remarks.
President Trump has experienced two drops in his oxygen levels over the course of his COVID-19 diagnosis, his medical team said Sunday.
Louis DeJoy, an ally of President Trump, has come under fire in recent weeks for what’s viewed as directives to slow down USPS in order to suppress absentee or mail-in votes.
Election officials fear a massive shortage of poll workers for the general election as older people opt out of their normal election-year service due to concerns over the coronavirus.
The administration acknowledges the risk of students spreading the contagion to vulnerable populations but emphasizes that school closures disrupt “critical services to children and their families.”
The president dismisses the allegation as politically motivated. The Senate Intelligence Committee is scheduled to receive a briefing on the matter Wednesday.
In response to the violent protests in Minneapolis, the president tweets a phrase that goes back to the 1960s, used by a white police chief known for inflaming racial tensions in Miami.