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The odds of a stimulus package before January hit rock bottom with Congress deadlocked on coronavirus relief priorities

Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell, Congress

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The prospects for another coronavirus relief package before the end of the year diminished rapidly on Thursday, as Republicans and Democrats signaled they did not intend to budge from their long-held positions on spending levels.

Both the Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer said they are still calling for a $2.4 trillion stimulus package, arguing the surge of infections strengthens the case for a robust federal response.

“We’re at the same place,” Pelosi at a joint news conference with Schumer. “Even more so with the pandemic because look at these numbers. Look at these numbers. details ⇒

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