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Sen. Susan Collins and Sen. Joe Manchin in February 2018 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Wednesday released a detailed outline of their $908 billion coronavirus stimulus proposal, according to a copy of the draft legislation obtained by Axios.

Details: The proposal includes an extension of enhanced unemployment insurance benefits by 16 weeks, but it does not include provisions on direct payments to individuals, increased funding for state and local governments, or detailed language on liability protections — some of the most disputed aspects under negotiation by both parties.

  • On liability protections — a top priority for Republicans — the proposal says there is "An agreement in principle as the basis for good faith negotiations."

Timing: The outline comes hours after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced a $916 billion White House plan.

  • The White House version severely cuts the extended unemployment benefits negotiated by the bipartisan group, but does includes $600 stimulus checks as well as additional funding for state and local governments and a liability shield for businesses.
  • Mnuchin pitched the plan to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican leadership on Tuesday.
  • Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer immediately rejected the plan as insufficient, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy signaled their support.

What they're saying: McConnell criticized Democrats on Wednesday for trying to "kill any compromise" on a stimulus deal after Pelosi and Schumer rejected two Republican proposals yesterday.

  • But the Democratic leaders say they do support the $908 billion bipartisan deal.

Read the framework.

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Florida requiring proof of residency to get coronavirus vaccine

A man receives a COVID-19 vaccine from a health care worker at a drive-thru site at Tropical Park on Jan. 13 in Miami. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Florida's surgeon general issued new guidelines on Thursday requiring people seeking COVID-19 vaccines to provide proof of permanent or seasonal residency.

Driving the news: Of the more than 1 million people who have received the first dose of the vaccine in Florida as of Wednesday, over 39,000 reside out of state, per data from the Florida Department of Health. The number and reports of out-of-state recipients have caused concern over what many have described as "vaccine tourism."

Bryan Walsh, author of Future
Jan 21, 2021 - Health

Fighting COVID-19's effects on gender equality

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Women around the world have borne a disproportionate brunt of the social and economic effects of COVID-19.

Why it matters: Women in the U.S. and around the world already faced an unequal playing field before the pandemic. As countries prepare for the post-COVID-19 world, they need to take special care to ensure the virus doesn't permanently set back the cause of gender equality.

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