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Here's everything lobbyists wanted in the coronavirus stimulus package


March 25, 2020

A wide range of sectors are hurting and asking for help from the U.S. government, as Americans cut back on traveling, shopping, dining out and other activities due to the coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic.

The amount that trade groups have requested totals at least $2.3 trillion, based on a review of some top associations’ letters to Washington officials and their news releases. That suggests industry groups are on track for disappointment, as the latest estimates for a congressional stimulus package that’s being negotiated by Republicans and Democrats range from $1.6 trillion to $2 trillion, and part of that spending would be aimed at households rather than companies.


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