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U.S. Senators Near Deal on Smaller Bill to Fund Covid-19 Fight

  • Senate agreement would end impasse on vaccine, treatment funds
  • $10 billion, far less than what White House sought, likely
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Democrats and Republicans are near agreement on a $10 billion Covid-19 funding package as the White House mounts a last-ditch effort to salvage money for global vaccine efforts that had been championed by President Joe Biden. 

Utah Senator Mitt Romney, the top GOP negotiator on the bill, said Thursday afternoon that there is an agreement in principle but that Republicans are awaiting a cost estimate from the Congressional Budget Office.