Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other Democrats were rushing to ensure the bill made dramatic changes to bolster the government’s unemployment insurance system and they were also fighting to boost aid for cities and states, and all sides appeared to be trying to cut a deal.“We need to deliver relief now,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “We need to go big. We need to minimize new complexity. And we need to move swiftly.”As talks intensified, lawmakers and President Trump’s team kept pushing to make the package bigger and more aggressive in its scope. They were also working to scrap limits in the initial GOP bill that would prevent lower income Americans from receiving smaller cash payments than others amid blowback from the White House, Democrats, and Republicans.As initially written, the plan would have given many Americans $1,200 in a one-time payment, but the poorest families — those without federal tax liability — could get as little as $600. That structure has drawn bipartisan criticism, and senators appeared all but certain to change it to ensure poorer Americans didn’t receive less money. And Trump said the initial payment amount would likely be substantially higher than $1,000.“We’re not


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