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The House passed Democrats' revised $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill 214-207 on Thursday as 11th-hour negotiations between leaders for a bipartisan deal continue.

Why it matters: The legislation, a slimmed down version of the House's initial $3.4 trillion HEROES Act, is Democrats' last ditch effort to strike a stimulus deal with the White House and Senate Republicans before Election Day, though many lawmakers admit they think the legislation has little chance of becoming law.

What's in the bill: The proposal would ...

  • Restore weekly enhanced unemployment benefits to $600.
  • Extend the small business Paycheck Protection Program, which expired in early August.
  • Allocate $28 billion for a vaccine, and $2 billion for more personal protective equipment for industries significantly impacted by COVID.
  • Increase federal spending on Medicaid.
  • Expand the employee retention tax credit.
  • Provide $436 billion for state and local governments and a 15% increase in food-stamp benefits.
  • Provide another round of $1,200 direct payments to Americans.
  • Increase funding for schools, airlines workers and COVID testing.

What's next: The Senate is unlikely to move on the bill while bipartisan talks between Congress and the White House continue, and few on Capitol Hill are optimistic discussions will be fruitful.

Go deeper: House prepares to pass revised COVID relief bill as White House talks hit roadblock

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Georgia results sweep away tech's regulatory logjam

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Georgia's election results handing Senate control to Democrats mean the incoming Biden administration can fill key seats at the agencies that regulate tech.

Why it matters: That will give Democrats a chance to turn tech policy talk into action and advance legislation on issues like privacy and competition.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
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Carbon Health's CEO on unsticking the vaccine bottleneck

President Biden has said that getting Americans vaccinated for COVID-19 is his administration’s top priority given an initial rollout plagued by organizational, logistical and technical glitches.

Axios Re:Cap digs into the bottlenecks and how to unclog them with Carbon Health chief executive Eren Bali, whose company recently began helping to manage vaccinations in Los Angeles.

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