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Pelosi and Mnuchin plan last-ditch meeting on virus relief

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By ANDREW TAYLOR

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are making a last-ditch effort to seal a tentative accord on an additional round of COVID-19 relief.

Meanwhile, the Democratic-controlled House is moving on a separate track to overrun GOP opposition and pass a $2.2 trillion COVID-19 rescue bill as one of their final acts before leaving Washington to campaign.

Mnuchin and Pelosi were scheduled to continue negotiations Wednesday in hopes of a deal.

They are aiming for an agreement that would permit another round of $1,200 direct stimulus payments, restore bonus pandemic jobless benefits, speed aid to schools and extend assistance to airlines, restaurants and other struggling businesses.

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