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Democrats, Republicans continue war of words over next COVID relief bill

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on Republicans to pass a new coronavirus relief bill.

The move comes after a press conference on Sunday, following a tweet from President Donald Trump. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to come to the negotiating table.

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“Certainly we are willing to sit down and talk with leader McConnell in terms of a bill that meets the needs but we came down a trillion dollars already. But we’re certainly willing to sit down and talk with him. So far he’s said it’s his bill, which does virtually nothing or nothing at all,” Schumer said on Sunday.

Democrats and Republicans have been unable to come to terms on what an aid package would look like. Aid for localities is a major issue, as state and local governments across the country face budget shortfalls if not corrected by the federal government in the short-term.



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