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Tensions rise as $2 trillion virus aid stalls in Washington

 

March 24, 2020

Andrew Harnik – Associated Press

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin walks back to an office he is working from on Capitol Hill, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Washington. The Senate is working to pass a coronavirus relief bill.

WASHINGTON - Tensions flared Monday as Washington strained to respond to the worsening coronavirus outbreak, with Congress arguing over a nearly $2 trillion economic rescue package and an impatient President Donald Trump musing openly about letting the 15-day shutdown expire.

As the U.S. braces for an onslaught of sick Americans, and millions are forced indoors to avert a spike that risks overwhelming hospitals, the most ambitious federal intervention in modern times is testing whether Washington can act swiftly to deal with the pandemic on the home front. By evening, there were no further votes set for Monday, as talks pushed into the night.

http://www.startribune.com/hill-talks-continue-as-trump-appears-to-waffle-on-shutdown/569022432/

 

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