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Negotiators report progress on long-delayed COVID-19 aid bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top negotiators are reporting at least some progress on a long-delayed COVID-19 aid package after a rare meeting of Capitol Hill’s four most senior lawmakers.

The quartet, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell, said they would reconvene Tuesday night in hopes of sealing an agreement soon.

The uptick in activity could be a sign that an agreement is near, though COVID-19 relief talks have been notoriously difficult and Pelosi continues to press for help for states and local governments whose budgets have been thrown out of balance by the pandemic.

GOP leaders oppose the idea and say it’s the biggest sticking point from their perspective.

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