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US: Senate To Vote On GOP Pandemic Stimulus Bill Opposed By Democrats

The US Senate will vote today on a ‘skinny’ GOP bill to provide approximately $300 billion in new COVID-19 aid – a stopgap measure which would renew a federal unemployment benefit, and establish new protections for businesses against liability lawsuits brought during the pandemic, which Democrats have labeled a “poison pill.”

As Reuters notes, this could be the final vote on pandemic relief before the November 3rd elections, as lawmakers will likely focus on wrapping up other work over the next few weeks so they can return to their home states and begin campaigning for reelection.

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