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(Matt Kiser) #1

1/ Bipartisan congressional negotiators reached an agreement on a $8.3 billion emergency spending bill to address the coronavirus. The deal – more than triple the size of the Trump administration’s $2.5 billion request – provides more than $3 billion for research and development of vaccines, $2.2 billion for the CDC, $950 million to support state and local health agencies, $836 million for the National Institutes of Health, plus additional spending to address the coronavirus oversees. The bill is expected to be sent to Trump’s desk by the end of the week after passing both the House and Senate. (Washington Post / CNBC / Politico / Wall Street Journal / New York Times)

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