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July 28, 2020 23 min

A fight has erupted among congressional Republicans over how long and how generously the government should help those unemployed during the pandemic. But what is that battle really about? Guest: Nicholas Fandos, who covers Congress for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily 

Background reading: 

  • Supplemental checks for laid-off workers are set to stop at the end of July. Republicans and Democrats disagree on what to do next.
  • Why the two parties are unlikely to reach a deal before the end of the month.
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