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Some progressives are crying foul at Democratic leadership’s opposition to the change.
Their complaints could upend a bill crafted over several days of intense negotiations.
More workers would qualify and would receive bigger benefits.
Democrats said they were close to an agreement with Republicans and predicted a modified version would win passage soon.
It’s “beyond shameful” that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell won't prioritize it, one advocate says.
Democrats argued the rescue package was tilted toward corporations and did too little to help workers and health care providers.
“I've learned, let’s just see what happens,” the president said during a press briefing about the ongoing pandemic.
“I don’t think anybody should second guess the government actions," the treasury secretary said when asked about the report.
Democrats are fighting to ensure that the potential $1 trillion bailout doesn’t go to corporate bonuses & stock buybacks.
The Utah senator joins a rising chorus of economists who want to send out checks.
The endorsement by Democratic Rep. Karen Bass of California is the latest testament of a growing coalescence of support for Biden’s White House bid.
It's an update of her presidential campaign plan, covering public health and economics, and includes $750 billion in new spending.
Too bad it took the massive coronavirus outbreak to get (almost) everyone on board.
Republicans may find it uncomfortable to vote against guaranteeing two weeks of needed leave during an outbreak.
The former vice president said a Sanders nomination could hurt congressional candidates' chances in November.
Donald Trump Jr. and White House officials continue to push the theory that Democrats are using the coronavirus to bring down the president.
The bill, which was named after Till, comes 120 years after Congress first considered anti-lynching legislation and after dozens of similar efforts were defeated.
He again falsely claimed that the bill would be covered by tariffs "coming into the country," when tariffs are actually paid by U.S. importers and consumers.
Former South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford accused conservatives of choosing "to ignore this mounting crisis out of fealty" to Trump.