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White House and Democrats Near Deal on Aid for Small Businesses

Later on Sunday, Senators Bill Cassidy, Republican of Louisiana and Bob Menendez of the Democrats of New Jersey, announced what they described as “a major bipartisan success” to fund states and communities on the front of the fight against coronoviruses did.

His proposal would create counties and towns with 50,000 or more people for federal dollars; The current population limit is 500,000. The senators said they would introduce the plan when the Senate convened.

Gastroenterologist Drs. Cassidy said in a statement, “Senator Menendez’s state and mine were hit by the Kovid-19 epidemic. He said state and local governments could maintain the services needed for employees.” And employers to survive. “



This bipartisan effort was in stark contrast to the partisan war that covered negotiations on small-business aid from the beginning. On Sunday, Mr. Trump Ms. Pelosi attacked on Twitter As “a naturally ‘dumb’ person” and predicted that he would be “overthrown” as the speaker, “either in or out.”

This led Republicans and Democrats to spend business bars on Capitol Hill for a week. Republicans, who argued that there was no need to add money to hospitals and testing when it was not yet out, accused Democrats of holding small businesses hostage while unemployment numbers soared.

Representative Kevin McCarthy, a Republican and minority leader from California, said in a conference call with reporters Thursday morning that I do not understand how Speaker Pelosi asked him to remain unemployed.

Republicans have also voiced strong opposition to adding funds for states and municipalities, saying Democrats have pushed for unrestricted funds, unrelated to coronoviruses, effectively subsidizing poor financial decisions that precede the epidemic. Will give. This has been a red line for Republicans throughout the negotiations.



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