While Democratic and Republican lawmakers have expressed new optimism that they will reach a coronavirus relief deal, the fate of a second round of stimulus controls remains in doubt. Here’s the latest on the negotiations and a look at whether checks may still be on the table.
Where are the conversations?
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has been working for weeks on a $908 billion package in coronavirus aid, much of which has been agreed. But Senate GOP leaders indicated last week that they will not accept a proposal from the bipartisan group on the two thorniest components: funding for state and local aid and what kind of legal protections to protect businesses, schools and other entities that be active during the pandemic.