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GOP Rolls Out $1 Trillion Stimulus to Start Talks With Democrats

  • Democrats call delay in Republican plan a ‘train wreck’
  • McConnell faces continuing dissent within party over spending
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WATCH: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveils the HEALS Act.Source: Bloomberg)
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Senate Republicans presented their $1 trillion plan to bolster the pandemic-ravaged U.S. economy in a series of bills that would trim extra unemployment benefits, send $1,200 payments to most Americans and shield businesses, schools and other organizations from lawsuits stemming from coronavirus infections.

The package was pulled together after days of negotiations between Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump’s emissaries that didn’t completely settle differences within the GOP over the size and scope of additional federal spending in response to the pandemic.