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White House eyes about $1 trillion for next pandemic relief bill

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The White House expects the next coronavirus relief package will cost up to $1 trillion, Marc Short, the chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, said Tuesday. 

“There’s obviously been a lot of stimulus put in the system over the last couple bills, and so, the price tag for us would be that," he said in an appearance on Bloomberg Radio.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, on Monday saidthat his caucus has discussed a trillion-dollar package and projected that his chamber would pass a final coronavirus relief bill before August.

The House approved a $3.5 trillion relief bill in May that the Senate is not expected to take up. The measure extended the $600 unemployment “bonus” payment into next year. It is currently scheduled to expire at the end of the month, and McConnell does not want to extend it.
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