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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine hopeful for a COVID-19 relief package

Updated: Dec. 10, 2020 at 6:49 PM EST
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Virginia Senator Tim Kaine said Congress needs to negotiate a COVID-19 relief package for the country, and he would object to leaving Washington for the holiday season until lawmakers get the job done.

“Last night, the White House put a plan on the table that was a slightly different plan, but the price tag was remarkably similar. the bi-partisan proposal we’re working on here is $908 billion. The White House put a plan on the table that’s about $916 billion,” Kaine said. “Again, the details are different, but when you have everybody talking about sort of the top-line number, usually that’s a good sign”.

Kaine says one sticking point between Republicans and Democrats focuses on how much money state and local governments should get.

He claims Democrats are interested in a higher amount than Republicans are.

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