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Republican lawmakers reject Trump suggestion to delay U.S. election

Jul 30 2020

WASHINGTON Top U.S. Republican lawmakers on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump's suggestion to delay the Nov. 3 presidential election, saying the contest should be held as planned even as they mostly backed his concerns about mail-in voting.

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.

Republican lawmakers reject Trump suggestion to delay U.S. election

Jul 30 2020

WASHINGTON Top U.S. Republican lawmakers on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump's suggestion to delay the Nov. 3 presidential election, saying the contest should be held as planned even as they mostly backed his concerns about mail-in voting.

Trump administration, Congress set more talks as coronavirus deadline looms

Jul 30 2020

WASHINGTON Top officials from President Donald Trump's administration planned more talks with congressional Republicans and Democrats on Thursday, despite flagging hopes of reaching an agreement to extend coronavirus aid before a Friday deadline.

Trump administration, Congress set more talks as coronavirus deadline looms

Jul 30 2020

WASHINGTON, July 30 Top officials from President Donald Trump's administration planned more talks with congressional Republicans and Democrats on Thursday, despite flagging hopes of reaching an agreement to extend coronavirus aid before a Friday deadline.

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.

Republicans unveil coronavirus plan, slash emergency unemployment benefit

Jul 27 2020

WASHINGTON Senate Republicans on Monday proposed a $1 trillion coronavirus aid package hammered out with the White House, paving the way for talks with Democrats on how to help Americans as expanded unemployment benefits for millions of workers expire this week. | Video

REFILE-U.S. Republicans to unveil coronavirus aid proposal as time runs out on jobless benefits

Jul 27 2020

WASHINGTON, July 27 U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday are expected to unveil a $1 trillion coronavirus aid package hammered out with the White House, a starting point for negotiations with Democrats as unemployment benefits that have kept millions of Americans afloat are set to expire.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Congressional Republicans, Democrats push towards new coronavirus bill

Jul 21 2020

WASHINGTON, July 21 U.S. lawmakers and White House officials headed into a day of negotiations on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, aimed at hammering out an agreement on new coronavirus aid legislation as infections and deaths surged to record levels across the country.

U.S. congressional Democrats, White House to meet on coronavirus aid

Jul 20 2020

WASHINGTON Advisers to President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats were set to discuss the next steps in responding to the coronavirus crisis on Tuesday, with congressional Republicans saying they were working on a $1 trillion relief bill. | Video

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