U.S. Senate Democrats to offer plan to alter jobless benefits in COVID-19 aid bill

FILE PHOTO: The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Fort Smith

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Liberal and moderate Democrats reached a deal that would scale back federal unemployment benefits in a COVID-19 aid bill to $300 per week, from the proposed $400, a Senate Democratic aide said on Friday.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan)

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