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Coronavirus Special Report: GOP lawmakers tuck billions for defense industry into latest relief package

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., conducts a news conference after the Senate Republican Policy luncheon in Hart Building. Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, attended the lunch.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., conducts a news conference after the Senate Republican Policy luncheon in Hart Building. Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, attended the lunch. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

In tonight’s episode, we delve into what GOP lawmakers asked for in the next round of relief to ease the economic burden of the pandemic — billions allocated for the defense industry, with transportation left behind. We also look at what’s being done to protect frontline workers and patients from protective equipment that doesn’t meet federal safety standards.

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