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White House, U.S. Congress Democrats to continue effort on coronavirus aid

Aug 04 2020

WASHINGTON, Aug 4 Top White House officials and Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress will try again on Tuesday to narrow gaping differences over a fifth major coronavirus-aid bill to help stimulate the economy and possibly dispatch new aid to the unemployed.

Fauci resists Republican effort to turn testimony against protesters

Aug 01 2020

WASHINGTON Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci on Friday resisted efforts by a staunch ally of President Donald Trump to turn his testimony about controlling the coronavirus pandemic into criticism of protests against racial injustice. | Video

Florida sets new coronavirus record as U.S. lawmakers bicker at hearing

Jul 31 2020

July 31 Florida, one of the U.S. coronavirus hotspots, reported another record increase in COVID-19 deaths on Friday as the country's top infectious disease expert dodged partisan bickering at a congressional hearing about a national strategy to fight the pandemic.

Fauci to testify before U.S. House COVID-19 panel after being blocked by White House

Jul 31 2020

WASHINGTON, July 31 Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, will testify on Friday before a coronavirus subcommittee in Congress, weeks after President Donald Trump's administration first refused to let him address the panel.

Deal on U.S. coronavirus aid bill elusive as jobless benefit nears expiration

Jul 30 2020

WASHINGTON Just one day before a federal jobless benefit was set to expire, the U.S. Congress was no closer on Thursday to a deal extending or replacing the extra $600 per week in payments to tens of millions of Americans thrown out of work by the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. jobless benefit at risk as Congress coronavirus talks stalled

Jul 29 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. congressional Republicans and Democrats, struggling to reach a deal to provide more aid to those hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, slid on Wednesday toward letting a $600-per-week unemployment benefit lapse when it expires this week.

White House, lawmakers tangle over scope of new coronavirus legislation

Jul 29 2020

WASHINGTON, July 29 Top Trump administration officials and Democratic congressional leaders will try on Wednesday to narrow their stark differences over a coronavirus aid bill, with no guarantees they can craft a compromise before some jobless benefits expire at the end of this week.

Congress, White House struggle to find deal on new coronavirus aid

Jul 28 2020

WASHINGTON Republicans in the White House and the U.S. Congress were in disarray over their own plan for providing $1 trillion in new coronavirus aid on Tuesday, as negotiations aimed at reaching a compromise bill with Democrats also sputtered.

Imperiled Arizona U.S. Senator McSally's hopes seen riding on Trump train

Jul 27 2020

U.S. Republican Senator Martha McSally shows every sign of being an imperiled incumbent, trailing Democratic challenger Mark Kelly in money and polling as President Donald Trump's electoral woes jeopardize Republican control of the Senate.

Democrats want more money, more detail after meeting Trump team on coronavirus relief

Jul 21 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. Republicans and Democrats remained far apart on Tuesday on how much to spend on the next round of coronavirus relief as they discussed proposals to extend unemployment insurance for Americans thrown out of work and provide more money for schools.

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