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Senate GOP and White House Agree on Key Parts of COVID Aid Package

The stimulus plan is set for release

Key senators and White House negotiators said on July 21, 2020 that they had reached a deal on a key piece of their stimulus package, setting the stage for the release of their long-awaited full proposal.

Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby, an Alabama Republican, announced the "fundamental agreement" on the funding piece of the GOP plan, which would include $105 billion for schools and additional billions in funds for testing.

"I think our agreement reflects our priorities, which is back to school, back to child care, back to work," said Senate Health Chairman Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican, to reporters as he and his colleagues emerged from the third closed-door meeting in two days with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

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