"We simply can not afford to wait", said Gottheimer, D-5th Dist. Senate Republicans, including Mitch McConnell, now have to weigh in on the package. He added that the White House was reviewing the new bipartisan plan.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said even President Trump's likely on board. "Why should these impactful and noncontroversial life-preservers be delayed one second longer?" "Let's make law on all the subjects where we agree, on all the areas where President Trump is ready to sign bipartisan relief into law".
Later, McConnell met with Republicans who helped introduce the scaled-back measure, including Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah).
Capito noted a relief plan could be paired with a spending bill for keeping the federal government open. "I think we're both interested in getting an outcome".
In the long run, Democrats are banking on Biden, who's expected to push for major coronavirus relief once he takes office on January 20, regardless of what Congress does in 2020. Businesses, especially airlines, restaurants and health providers, are desperate for help as caseloads spiral and deaths spike. But the plan does not include the $300 in supplemental unemployment benefits that were in an earlier GOP proposal and does not provide the additional aid to state and local governments that Democrats have demanded.
Biden is supporting an additional aid package that's as large as possible now.
Democrats aren't ecstatic about the $908 billion measure, but say that providing some aid before the year is over is better than none, especially since the last cash from the first stimulus bill passed in March is set to dry up within weeks.
Despite the strong bipartisan support for a new stimulus package, the GOP leaders have yet to act on the Democrats' renewed negotiations. Right now, the $908 billion framework is little more than a one-pager.
The proposed federal payouts to state and local governments have been a chief sticking point. They said they would try to build upon the approach, which has support in the House from the bipartisan "problem solvers" coalition.
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In mid-November, he said about 70 million to 80 million people in the USA were likely to be vaccinated by the end of February. The coronavirus has killed more than 1.4 million people around the world since it first emerged in China, a year ago.
In their statement, Pelosi and Schumer cited surging coronavirus cases and hospitalizations as they called for urgency in passing the bill.
Without quick action by Congress, more than 13 million people are due to lose their government-funded unemployment benefits on December 26.
Democrats wanted as much as $500 billion to shore up state and city budgets hard hit by lost tax revenue due to coronavirus shutdowns.
"While we made a new offer to [Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell] and [House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy] on Monday, in the spirit of compromise we believe the bipartisan framework introduced by senators yesterday should be used as the basis for immediate partisan, bicameral negotiations", they wrote.
"Of course, we and others will offer improvements, but the need to act is immediate and we believe that with good-faith negotiations we could come to an agreement", the statement added. Democrats don't want to protect businesses that are shrugging responsibilities to provide safe working conditions for employees or customers amid the pandemic.
Funding for coronavirus vaccines: With the promise of the first COVID-19 vaccines to be released this month, a new stimulus package could include a bipartisan Senate proposal that would allocate $50 billion for vaccine distribution, said cnet.
But many of McConnell's fellow conservative Republicans say his skinny bill isn't sufficient at this stage, as the pandemic continues to rage out of control, with the death toll topping 275,000 and infection rates exploding in almost all states.
Mr. McConnell did not immediately respond to Mrs. Pelosi's request for new talks. His top deputy, Sen.
"I think there's still time, although it's short, to put a bill together", Thune said Wednesday. Talks on that measure are proceeding, but if lawmakers should stumble, a temporary spending bill would be needed as a bridge into next year.
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Steven Adams says he will miss his former teammates at Oklahoma City Thunder but is keen to embrace his new home. I can see his love and passion for the game even when he's showing me small things within the game.
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Pfizer directs that the thermal shipping boxes shouldn't be opened more than twice a day and for less than a minute at a time. And UK Education Secretary Gavin Williamson attributed the UK's expedited process to the regulator's "brilliant clinicians".
Giving information from his Twitter handle, Shahid Afridi said that unfortunately due to a personal emergency I will return home. Afridi stated that he'll rejoin his staff Galle Gladiators "after the state of affairs is dealt with".
The No. 19 Chanticleers (9-0) will host No. 13 BYU (9-0) on Saturday at Brooks Stadium in Conway, S.C., the schools announced . The Cougars (9-0) have been looking to add another game to improve their case for a major bowl bid.
He said: "There's absolutely great hope from the world to see that undisputed fight". 'Tyson Fury is our champion, our pride. Joshua is due to defend his belts against Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev on December 12 at the O2 Arena in London.
The meeting will also see a discussion taking place on the future of current president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah . Mahim Verma, who had been elected unopposed as the vice president last year, resigned from his position earlier this year.
The quality of play to begin the season will likely be low due to the interruptions for programs because of COVID-19 issues. But even a win Sunday against Georgia Tech in Atlanta might not be enough to keep them in the Top 25 after this game.
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Seeing as it's JRR Tolkien , it's only right that a fellowship of people are coming together on a noble quest. The campaign was launched by British author Julia Golding on December 2 and will run until March 15, 2021.
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Dobbins may play against the Steelers because they were eligible to return. "We won't need him as a backup", Harbaugh said. Before Wednesday's game in Pittsburgh, there were reports that running backs Mark Ingram II and J.K.