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Senators block new virus aid, Pelosi decries ‘stunt'

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

WASHINGTON - The Senate has twisted itself into knots over President Donald Trump's new coronavirus aid request, as Democrats refused to rubber stamp his proposal for $250 billion more to boost small businesses, demanding modifications along with an additional $250 billion for health care providers and states. Republicans wouldn't go along.
The standoff Thursday doesn't end the pursuit of more rescue funds, but it came as the government reported that 6.6 million more people filed for unemployment benefits last week, increasing worries that the economy is sliding toward a severe recession...
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