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Senate COVID Relief Legislation Stalls

This week, Senate Republican leadership was expected to release the next COVID-19 relief bill, which will include funding for COVID testing and research infrastructure, but negotiations between the Senate leadership and the White House stalled over issues including the unemployment insurance extension, state financial aid, and school funding. The Senate is aiming to pass the COVID relief legislation before the Congress goes into recess on Aug. 7. The House passed a differing COVID-relief bill in late May that included $4.75 billion for NIH and research infrastructure halted due to the COVID pandemic. 

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