Senate GOP eyes House bipartisan group's coronavirus spending plan

Senate GOP eyes House bipartisan group's coronavirus spending plan


Senate Republicans are eyeing a bipartisan House plan to provide a new round of coronavirus aid after weeks of stalled talks with Democrats.

The House Problem Solvers Caucus on Tuesday unveiled a bipartisan “framework to help break the gridlock” over a new round of federal money to help the nation recover from the coronavirus.

The bipartisan plan would provide $500 billion in aid to state and local governments, about half what the Democrats are seeking in their $3.7 trillion proposal but far more than the Senate GOP, which included no such funding in their own coronavirus measure.

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The bipartisan plan would provide $145 billion for schools and child care, as well as $400 billion in “election support.”

Sen. Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican who helped write the GOP bill, said the House Problem Solvers Caucus proposal could pave the way to deal that can pass Congress.

“There’s a deal to be had here,” Blunt told reporters. “We

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