The Senate majority leader, in an interview, said talk of a fourth emergency aid package in response to the coronavirus pandemic was “premature.” The House speaker said, “The victims of the coronavirus pandemic cannot wait.”

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Once in the shadows of other leaders, Schumer ran point in negotiations with McConnell and Mnuchin on the $2 trillion emergency aid package that Trump signed into law Friday.

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Lawmakers have grown more bitter as they race to finish a $2 trillion emergency relief package and leave town amid worries about colleagues testing positive for the disease.

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Members of the Small Business committees — Rubio, Cardin and Velázquez — along with Collins have worked on a rescue package for U.S. workers.

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Several Democrats have called for allowing lawmakers to work and vote from home, but so far, leaders have resisted despite fears that the virus could make the Capitol uninhabitable.

The House considers changes to the way lawmakers vote, limiting the number on the floor.

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The House speaker hasn’t interacted with Trump since she shredded his State of the Union address early last month. Instead, she and the treasury secretary pulled off the third bipartisan deal in seven months, a coronavirus economic relief package.

The legislation is expected include measures to boost paid family leave and unemployment insurance, but House Republican misgivings emerged Friday to put outcome in doubt.

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House leaders argue the most immediate concern is a unified response, even it is means quick passage of a modest relief package. Senate Republicans want to take their time.

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