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It’s been a lively morning and there will be more to come this afternoon in US politics and coronavirus news. Expect the unexpected!
Here are the main events so far today:
The White House is proposing a $1.8 trillion coronavirus relief package in negotiations with House speaker Nancy Pelosi, its largest offer yet that is seemingly an attempt to close the gap between Democrats’ desired $2.2 trillion trillion package and the Republicans $1 trillion proposal.
Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin is expecting to discuss the deal with Pelosi today, according to the Wall Street Journal.
SCOOP: Senate GOP sources tell me and @LJMoynihan latest stimulus proposal being floated by @larry_kudlow @stevenmnuchin1 @realDonaldTrump @SpeakerPelosi still faces stiff resistance in GOP senate and as of now @senatemajldr does not have the votes for a $1.8 trillion package