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White House, Senate GOP try again on $1 trillion virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suggesting a narrower pandemic relief package may be all that's possible, the White House is still pushing ahead with Monday's planned rollout of the Senate Republicans' $1 trillion effort.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi assailed the GOP "disarray" as time-wasting during the crisis.

By Friday, millions of unemployed Americans could lose an expiring $600 federal jobless benefit and a federal eviction moratorium is also coming to an end.

The Trump administration's top negotiators -- White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin -- spent the weekend at the Capitol trying to finish the package.

Meadows said they have an agreement "in principle" with Senate Republicans.

Associated Press

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