House Democrats hope to vote on coronavirus bill next week as Republicans press pause
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conducts a news conference in the Capitols Rayburn Room where she took questions from reporters working offsite because of the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, May 7, 2020.
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House Democratic leaders aim to vote on the next coronavirus rescue bill as soon as next week, as Republicans in the Senate and White House downplay the need for urgent legislation to blunt the health and economic damage from the pandemic.
Democrats are working to finalize their next relief proposal, as U.S. Covid-19 cases continue to rise and government data show unemployment soared to levels unseen since the Great Depression as businesses across the country shuttered in April. On a caucus call Thursday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told members that he hopes the House will vote on …continued .
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