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Coronavirus Update: New Stimulus Package Won’t Happen Before Election Day

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Americans hoping to receive additional aid soon through a new coronavirus relief package should implement a plan B. In a letter to Democrats earlier this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced no Covid-19 relief bill would be passed before Election Day and blamed the White House for failing “miserably”.

“For a long time now, Congressional Democrats have laid out a strategic plan to crush the virus. The White House and Mitch McConnell have resisted, and on Sunday, Mark Meadows told us why saying ‘We’re not going to control the pandemic,’” Pelosi said.

“From ‘hoax’ to hundreds of thousands dead, the White House has failed miserably — not by accident, but by decision,” she wrote. “Now we know why they resisted science at the expense of lives, livelihoods and the life of our democracy. Again, it was a decision to do so.”

Trump countered Pelosi as he spoke with reporters on Tuesday.

“Nancy Pelosi is only interested in bailing out badly-run, crime-ridden Democrat cities and states. That’s all she is interested in,” Trump said. “She is not interested in helping the people.”

Earlier this month, the House passed a $2.2 trillion Covid-19 relief bill. The measure passed with no Republican support. Eighteen Democrats voted against it. The White House and Republicans, then introduced a $1.8 trillion proposal during negotiations with Pelosi, but Trump pushed for reluctant Republicans to increase the price tag.

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In a letter to the heads of the Trump administration, airline trade groups and worker unions are calling on leadership to create a standard system of pre-departure testing and contact tracing to safely resume travel amid the pandemic.

“In the United States, eighteen states have some type of quarantine,” says the letter. “This patchwork of rules is confusing and discourages travel.”

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