“You can pick up the phone and end this right now,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C., said of Biden.
But in an encouraging sign for Biden, a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 70% of Americans support his handling of the pandemic, including 44% Republicans.
The House approved a relief bill last weekend that included $ 400 in weekly unemployment benefits – in addition to regular state payments – through August. Manchin hoped to reduce those costs, saying the level of payment would discourage people from returning to work, a reason most Democrats and many economists reject.
At the start of the day, Democrats claimed they had reached a compromise between moderates and progressives in the party extending jobless emergency benefits to $ 300 …
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