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Sen. Joe Manchin says Covid bi-partisan relief plan is an emergency package, ‘not a do-all, end-all’

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Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is leading a bipartisan group of lawmakers who are trying to broker a $908 billion stimulus plan. He told “The News with Shepard Smith” in an interview Wednesday that “this is truly an emergency package,” as Americans wait another day for the federal government to pass a critical relief bill amid the coronavirus pandemic.  

“This is an emergency to get us through the first quarter, which will be the most difficult quarter that we’ve ever had,” Manchin said. “We finally have moved everybody to say it takes $900 billion to get us through the most challenging times.”

The $908 billion bipartisan framework includes a $300 a week boost in unemployment benefits, and…



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