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Bumps in the road for $908 billion bipartisan COVID-19 aid deal

CQ Budget, Ep. 181

Despite optimism around a bipartisan COVID-19 aid deal last week, familiar snags have cropped up around liability protections and state and local aid.
Despite optimism around a bipartisan COVID-19 aid deal last week, familiar snags have cropped up around liability protections and state and local aid. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

The $908 billion bipartisan plan for COVID-19 aid, which left many optimistic of a deal last week, is now being held up again over the fine print. Among the chief concerns for both parties are liability protections for businesses and state and local aid. CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Jennifer Shutt discuss where the parties stand on the issues holding up COVID-19 aid and when we could expect a deal.

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