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White House, congressional Democrats go fourth day without coronavirus talks

11 Aug 2020

WASHINGTON A stalemate between the Republican White House and congressional Democrats over coronavirus relief ended in a fourth day without talks on Tuesday, with each party blaming the other for intransigence.

U.S. lawmakers trade barbs on coronavirus aid, no talks on deal

11 Aug 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate's top Republican and Democrat criticized each others' approach to coronavirus aid on Tuesday, with no word on when talks on a new package might resume and no movement on benefits for tens of millions who lost jobs in the crisis.

U.S. governors question cost of Trump COVID-19 aid plans, urge talks to continue

11 Aug 2020

WASHINGTON Republican and Democratic governors said on Monday President Donald Trump's coronavirus relief measures were too expensive for states to implement as they struggle with the costs of the pandemic, and called on officials in Washington to resume negotiations on federal aid. | Video

Congressional Democrats, White House see little progress in coronavirus relief talks

07 Aug 2020

WASHINGTON Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress and top aides to President Donald Trump failed to make substantial progress on Thursday on a new coronavirus aid bill during a contentious meeting that broke up with no clear path to a deal.

White House, U.S. Congress Democrats to continue effort on coronavirus aid

04 Aug 2020

WASHINGTON, Aug 4 Top White House officials and Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress will try again on Tuesday to narrow gaping differences over a fifth major coronavirus-aid bill to help stimulate the economy and possibly dispatch new aid to the unemployed.

Fauci resists Republican effort to turn testimony against protesters

01 Aug 2020

WASHINGTON Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci on Friday resisted efforts by a staunch ally of President Donald Trump to turn his testimony about controlling the coronavirus pandemic into criticism of protests against racial injustice. | Video

Florida sets new coronavirus record as U.S. lawmakers bicker at hearing

31 Jul 2020

July 31 Florida, one of the U.S. coronavirus hotspots, reported another record increase in COVID-19 deaths on Friday as the country's top infectious disease expert dodged partisan bickering at a congressional hearing about a national strategy to fight the pandemic.

Fauci to testify before U.S. House COVID-19 panel after being blocked by White House

31 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON, July 31 Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, will testify on Friday before a coronavirus subcommittee in Congress, weeks after President Donald Trump's administration first refused to let him address the panel.

Deal on U.S. coronavirus aid bill elusive as jobless benefit nears expiration

31 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON Just one day before a federal jobless benefit was set to expire, the U.S. Congress was no closer on Thursday to a deal extending or replacing the extra $600 per week in payments to tens of millions of Americans thrown out of work by the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATE 3-Deal on U.S. coronavirus aid bill elusive as jobless benefit nears expiration

31 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON, July 30 Just one day before a federal jobless benefit was set to expire, the U.S. Congress was no closer on Thursday to a deal extending or replacing the extra $600 per week in payments to tens of millions of Americans thrown out of work by the coronavirus pandemic.

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