Coronavirus relief at a standstill with no leadership-level talks

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Negotiations between congressional leaders on a fifth coronavirus relief bill are at a standstill, further dimming the prospects for an end-of-year deal even as cases climb across the country.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Addison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell: Transfer of power will happen on time On The Money: Trump’s controversial Fed nominee stalled | Economists warn of lag time between vaccine and recovery | Business group calls for national mask mandate, COVID-19 relief McConnell wants deal this week on fiscal 2021 spending figures MORE (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer Chuck SchumerOrganizations push congressional leaders to prioritize tech antitrust report Biden could lose Georgia Senate races all by himself Puerto Rico’s statehood piques Congress’s interest post-election MORE (D-N.Y.) on the Senate floor Wednesday traded blame for the lack of progress.“I heard the Republican leader this morning give the same long, tired speech that pretends as if Democrats haven’t been trying to negotiate with our colleagues, that we haven’t been trying over and over again to get our Republican colleagues to talk with us,” Schumer said.ADVERTISEMENTSchumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Nancy PelosiMcConnell wants deal this week on fiscal 2021 spending figures Business group calls for national mask mandate, …

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