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Democrats push $3T coronavirus relief bill toward House OK

House Democrats are powering a massive $3 trillion coronavirus response bill toward passage, a measure designed to prop up a U.S. economy in free fall and a health care system overwhelmed by a pandemic that’s killed over 86,000 Americans. Friday’s vote is sure to be partisan and sets up a long, difficult negotiation with the White House and Senate Republicans over what is likely to be the last major COVID-19 response bill before November’s presidential and congressional elections. The enormous measure drafted by House Democrats would cost more than the prior four coronavirus bills combined.