Senators worked throughout the night to reach deal in coronavirus relief package


The Senate worked through the night and into Saturday on Democrats $1.9 Trillion covert relief bill. The action picked up after a deal on emergency jobless benefits between Democratic leaders and Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, considered the chamber's most conservative Democrat. The compromise, which is also backed by President Biden would provide an additional $300 per week and unemployment aid on top of regular state payments with the final checks September 6 and also includes a tax break on benefits. The Senate is now working through a variety of amendments. One that has passed came from Senator Maggie Hassen, the New Hampshire Democrat. It would require schools within 30 days of receiving money from the bill to develop publicly available plans for in person instruction. It appeared aimed at addressing Republican concerns that the package does not do enough to swiftly reopen

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