Coronavirus updates: Pelosi and Schumer call for Congress relief bill

Democrat hopes to add funding for hospitals and states to a coronavirus relief bill for small businesses the Senate wants to pass this week.

  • Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are calling for at least $500 billion in spending in an emergency stopgap coronavirus relief bill.
  • They back $250 billion more in small business loans, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell aims to pass Thursday, but also want to add funding for hospitals and state and local governments.
  • The legislation is separate from a bill they want to see to expand major parts of the CARES Act, the $2 trillion package Congress passed last month.

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