Senate Republicans, desperate to send a signal to voters that they want to do something about the economy during the pandemic, are preparing a pared-down stimulus bill that’s about half the size of their original $1 trillion proposal from last month.

The bill would include a $300-a-week extended unemployment benefit — half what the Democrats are demanding, plus $10 billion for the U.S. Postal Service — a far cry from the $25 billion the Democrats will give the USPS in a bill expected to be passed by Saturday.



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