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Democrats, GOP Rush to Finish Interim Aid Plan, Vote This Week

  • Next round of assistance could approach $500 billion
  • Sealing agreement could get it through Congress this week
The U.S. Capitol stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, April 9, 2020. 
Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg
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Negotiations between Democrats and the Trump administration on a deal to replenish a small business aid program and assist hospitals spilled into Monday as both sides raced to put together a package that Congress could approve this week.

With some details of a nearly $500 billion interim coronavirus rescue package still to be nailed down, it was uncertain whether the Senate could take up the legislation on Monday, as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had forecast. Several issues remain outstanding, according to three Democratic officials.