Republicans agree on $1 trillion Coronavirus relief deal

The plan includes money for COVID-19 testing and reopening schools, but debate on unemployment benefits continues. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

WASHINGTON (NBC News) — Republican Congressional leaders and the White House have reached a tentative deal on a $1 trillion coronavirus relief package.

The deal reportedly includes another round of direct payments to Americans, plus $16 billion in new money for coronavirus testing, something President Trump opposed.

“I personally think it’s overrated, but I’m willing to keep doing it,” Mr. Trump said.

There’s also $70 billion to reopen schools.

Health experts are still unsure if that’s safe.

It’s still unclear if the $600 per week unemployment bonus set to expire next week will be extended.

Democrats have yet to weigh in on the plan. They’d already proposed a $3 trillion package that was ignored by the Senate, and blame Republicans for needlessly delaying aid to Americans in need.

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