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Factbox: ‘Mr. No’: Meet the U.S. congressman who requested a formal vote to delay the coronavirus bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Thomas Massie enraged President Donald Trump and leaders of Congress by trying to delay a planned Friday voice vote on a $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic rescue plan, drawing calls from the White House to throw him out of the Republican Party. Even before the 49-year-old drew Trump’s ire on Twitter, […]

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House aims to push through $2 trillion coronavirus bill as Trump targets holdout

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Armed with hand sanitizer and discouraged from using elevators, members of the U.S. House of Representatives convened on Friday to quickly pass a sweeping $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill as President Donald Trump criticized a Republican lawmaker who threatened to delay passage. Leadership of the Democratic-controlled chamber and top Republicans aimed to […]

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House takes up $2.2 trillion coronavirus bill, as Trump blasts holdout congressman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Armed with hand sanitizer and discouraged from using elevators, members of the U.S. House of Representatives convened on Friday to quickly pass a sweeping $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill, though it was unclear whether they would be forced to delay. Leadership of the Democratic-controlled chamber and top Republicans aimed to pass the […]

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Trump attacks Republican lawmaker threatening delay of economic stimulus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday criticized a Republican congressman who is considering tactics to delay a House of Representatives vote on a massive coronavirus stimulus bill, calling Representative Thomas Massie a “third-rate grandstander.” “He just wants the publicity. He can’t stop it, only delay, which is both dangerous & costly. Workers […]

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