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  • A lot."
    "It needs to start now or it's not going to be able to get done," said Murray, who is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, referring to bipartisan negotiations.
    McConnell's refusal to begin bipartisan talks over the last several weeks "has created needless uncertainty and pain for millions of families who are still reeling from the public health and economic crises," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday.
    Indeed, bipartisan talks have yet to begin, as McConnell instead seeks to get Republicans on the same page with the White House.
    In appearances in Kentucky this week, McConnell has laid out broad outlines of the GOP plan, which include liability protections for companies, aid to schools and money for hospitals and businesses
  • Democrats want another round of enhanced unemployment benefits, something top Republicans say would discourage businesses from rehiring.
    And amid President Donald Trump's demands to reopen schools, Vice President Mike Pence suggested that the White House wants state and local aid conditioned on schools reopening, just as Senate Democratic leaders have proposed $430 billion to assist with schools reopening
  • According to aides, the White House has asked Senate Republicans to present them with a legislative framework for the next package by Friday.
    Pressure is building on GOP leadership to find a path forward, as some Republican lawmakers up for reelection show eagerness to pass another stimulus bill with voters struggling amid the pandemic.
    "There are still tremendous needs," said Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine and one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the Senate


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  • ( GOP, SCHOOL )(1, 1st Order)  top
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  • ( GOP, HOSPITALS )(2, 1st Order)  top
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  • ( GOP, VIRUS )(1, 1st Order)  top
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    • ( GOP )  top
    • ( GOP, FUNDING )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      Sen. Patty Murray, the Senate's No. 3 Democrat, told CNN Wednesday that such funding would be "inadequate" to meet the needs of millions of jobless Americans as well as hospitals, the education system and others hurt by the pandemic ravaging the country.
      "They have to...
    • (Read more)   top
      Republican priorities in another stimulus package are focused on getting students back to school, providing districts with funding to retrofit classrooms, expanding busing, providing more protective equipment and bolstering testing to ensure schools can help stop the spread of the virus.
      But while Republicans are eyeing billions...
    • ( GOP, BUSINESSES )  top
    • (Read more)   top Democrats want another round of enhanced unemployment benefits, something top Republicans say would discourage businesses from rehiring.
      And amid President Donald Trump's demands to reopen schools, Vice President Mike Pence suggested that the White House wants state and local aid conditioned on schools reopening,...
    • (Read more)   top
      In appearances in Kentucky this week, McConnell has laid out broad outlines of the GOP plan, which include liability protections for companies, aid to schools and money for hospitals and businesses.
    • ( GOP, WHITE_HOUSE )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      And amid President Donald Trump's demands to reopen schools, Vice President Mike Pence suggested that the White House wants state and local aid conditioned on schools reopening, just as Senate Democratic leaders have proposed $430 billion to assist with schools reopening
    • (Read more)   top
      Indeed, bipartisan talks have yet to begin, as McConnell instead seeks to get Republicans on the same page with the White House.
      In
      appearances in Kentucky this week, McConnell has laid out broad outlines of the GOP plan, which include liability protections for companies, aid to schools and money for hospitals and businesses
    • (Read more)   topAccording to aides, the White House has asked Senate Republicans to present them with a legislative framework for the next package by Friday.
      Pressure is building on GOP leadership to find a path forward, as some Republican lawmakers...
    • ( GOP, SCHOOL )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      Republican priorities in another stimulus package are focused on getting students back to school, providing districts with funding to retrofit classrooms, expanding busing, providing more protective equipment and bolstering testing to ensure schools can help stop the spread of the virus.
      But while...
    • ( GOP, MCCONNELL )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      Indeed, bipartisan talks have yet to begin, as McConnell instead seeks to get Republicans on the same page with the White House.
      In appearances in Kentucky this week, McConnell has laid out broad outlines of the GOP plan, which include liability protections...
    • ( GOP, LIABILITY )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      In appearances in Kentucky this week, McConnell has laid out broad outlines of the GOP plan, which include liability protections for companies, aid to schools and money for hospitals and businesses.
    • ( GOP, HOSPITALS )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      Sen. Patty Murray, the Senate's No. 3 Democrat, told CNN Wednesday that such funding would be "inadequate" to meet the needs of millions of jobless Americans as well as hospitals, the education system and others hurt by the pandemic ravaging the country.
      "They have to recognize where we are as a country," the Washington Democrat said of the GOP, citing the rise of coronavirus...
    • (Read more)   top
      In appearances in Kentucky this week, McConnell has laid out broad outlines of the GOP plan, which include liability protections for companies, aid to schools and money for hospitals and businesses.
    • ( GOP, HEALTH )  top
    • (Read more)   top... to recognize where we are as a country," the Washington Democrat said of the GOP, citing the rise of coronavirus cases in the US. "If they ignore that, they are ignoring the public safety, health and well-being of our nation.
    • (Read more)   top
      McConnell's refusal to begin bipartisan talks over the last several weeks "has created needless uncertainty and pain for millions of families who are still reeling from the public health and economic crises," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday.
      Indeed, bipartisan talks have yet to begin, as McConnell instead seeks to get Republicans on the same page with the White House.
      In...
    • ( GOP, WELL-BEING )  top
    • (Read more)   top... recognize where we are as a country," the Washington Democrat said of the GOP, citing the rise of coronavirus cases in the US. "If they ignore that, they are ignoring the public safety, health and well-being of our nation.
    • ( GOP, WASHINGTON_DEMOCRAT )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      "They have to recognize where we are as a country," the Washington Democrat said of the GOP, citing the rise of coronavirus cases in the US. "If they ignore that, they are ignoring the public safety, health and well-being of our nation
    • ( GOP, VIRUS )  top
    • (Read more)   top... back to school, providing districts with funding to retrofit classrooms, expanding busing, providing more protective equipment and bolstering testing to ensure schools can help stop the spread of the virus.
      But
      while Republicans are eyeing billions for school funding, the party is also divided on other key issues like whether to give states and localities more flexibility to use money they've already appropriated
    • ( GOP, VICE_PRESIDENT_MIKE_PENCE )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      And amid President Donald Trump's demands to reopen schools, Vice President Mike Pence suggested that the White House wants state and local aid conditioned on schools reopening, just as Senate Democratic leaders have proposed $430 billion to assist with schools reopening
    • ( DEMOCRATS )  top
    • (Read more)   top ... outlines of the GOP plan, which include liability protections for companies, aid to schools and money for hospitals and businesses. On Wednesday, McConnell himself rejected the price tag put forward by Democrats -- "It won't be $3 trillion," he said -- and predicted the next round of talks would be "more contentious than the last one" due to the proximity to the 2020 elections. "There's...
    • (Read more)   top ... enough money to make its payrolls and those are frontline workers." But, Republicans are still negotiating among themselves with no clear timeline over when they will seek to hammer out a deal with Democrats who they need to pass stimulus legislation. Some believe Republicans will seek to advance their own plan and bring it to the floor for a debate, which Democrats could very well block. "The key...
    • (Read more)   top "To get anything passed, we got to get it through the House and 60 votes in the Senate, so outreach to Democrats will happen at some point. But I think right now, they've already got a bill out there, so I think Senate Republicans are doing this assessment and determining where we think the greatest needs are...
    • (Read more)   topSome Republicans want the program to cease completely while others argue there should be a phase out or incentive to get workers back on the job. Democrats have argued the program is important to help those who are still out of work because of the pandemic. Republicans are also taking stock of what money remains unspent
    • ( WHITE_HOUSE )  top
    • (Read more)   top ... unemployment benefits, something top Republicans say would discourage businesses from rehiring. And amid President Donald Trump's demands to reopen schools, Vice President Mike Pence suggested that the White House wants state and local aid conditioned on schools reopening, just as Senate Democratic leaders have proposed $430 billion to assist with schools reopening
    • (Read more)   top ... health and economic crises," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday. Indeed, bipartisan talks have yet to begin, as McConnell instead seeks to get Republicans on the same page with the White House. In appearances in Kentucky this week, McConnell has laid out broad outlines of the GOP plan, which include liability protections for companies, aid to schools and money for hospitals and businesses
    • (Read more)   top ... flawed. Republican aides and committee chairs are working through the two-week Fourth of July recess to try and cobble together a consensus bill the GOP can agree on. According to aides, the White House has asked Senate Republicans to present them with a legislative framework for the next package by Friday. Pressure is building on GOP leadership to find a path forward, as some Republican lawmakers...
    • ( SENATE )  top
    • (Read more)   topRepublicans are looking at a plan in the range of $1.3 trillion, sources said, though they cautioned that number could change. Sen. Patty Murray, the Senate's No. 3 Democrat, told CNN Wednesday that such funding would be "inadequate" to meet the needs of millions of jobless Americans as well as hospitals, the education system and others hurt by the pandemic...
    • (Read more)   top ... stimulus bill with voters struggling amid the pandemic. "There are still tremendous needs," said Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine and one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the Senate
    • (Read more)   top ... and Republicans on the Hill in the same place," said Senate Majority Whip John Thune, a South Dakota Republican. "To get anything passed, we got to get it through the House and 60 votes in the Senate, so outreach to Democrats will happen at some point