Bipartisan gang in Congress attempts to break COVID-19 aid stalemate with compromise bill

A bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers Tuesday announced a $908 billion coronavirus aid proposal that attempts to end a monthslong stalemate in Congress that so far has blocked a new round of funding.

“It’s not going to make everybody happy,” said Sen. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat. “But I think it is a good framework.”

The measure has the backing of the 50-member, bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus, as well as a significant group of senators in both parties.

It’s larger than a $500 billion measure Republicans were seeking by far less costly than a $2.2 trillion bill
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