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Stimulus negotiations get stormy: The Senate makes a stand, 48-hour deadline to finish a deal


Is the stimulus package in trouble? Here's the latest.

The fate of a new stimulus bill for Americans is set to come to a head on Tuesday, where a war of wills is underway in the highest echelons of US government. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw down the gauntlet Saturday night, giving the White House a deadline of 48 hours to complete negotiations on its $1.8 trillion stimulus package proposal for it to have a chance at passing both chambers of Congress before the Nov. 3 election, which is in 16 days.

Tuesday is also the day Senate Republicans, who have attacked the White House proposal, will vote on a $500 billion stand-alone bill to extend the Paycheck Protection Program, a loan for businesses to help retain employees during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell will revive last month's $500 billion "skinny ...


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