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Biden’s Go-Big Stimulus Plans Set Up Fresh Fight in Senate (2)

Jan. 11, 2021, 7:39 PM

President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to pass a multitrillion-dollar economic stimulus package early in his administration faces challenges in a closely divided U.S. Senate, with a potential impeachment trial for Donald Trump that could add to delays.

Biden is set to release his proposals -- the price tag for which has yet to be unveiled -- on Thursday. The package will feature a range of support for state and local authorities long blocked by Republicans, a bump in direct payments to $2,000 and expanded unemployment benefits, along with funding for vaccine distribution, school re-opening, tax credits, rental relief and aid...

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