The Morning Dispatch: House Democrats Grill Bill Barr
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The United States confirmed 61,312 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, with 8.4 percent of the 733,243 tests reported coming back positive. An additional 1,226 deaths were attributed to the virus on Tuesday, bringing the pandemic’s American death toll to 149,235.
A growing number of Republican senators are signaling opposition to the Senate GOP’s $1 trillion coronavirus relief bill, announced by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday. “It’s a mess,” Sen. Josh Hawley said. “I can’t figure out what this bill’s about.” McConnell said the HEALS Act is “just the starting point” for negotiations with Democrats and the Trump administration.
A month after the Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration from ending the DACA program, the Department of Homeland Security announced it will not accept new applications to the program and will reduce the length of renewal for current DACA recipients from two years to one.