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US lawmakers eye pandemic relief plan

A group of Democratic and Republican lawmakers have unveiled a $US908 billion ($A1.2 trillion) relief bill proposal in an effort to restart stalled talks on Capitol Hill as coronavirus cases spike across the US.

The proposal includes funds to aid small businesses, an extension of beefed-up unemployment benefits and fiscal support to state and local governments.

There would also be more funds for health care needs and rental assistance.

The leadership of the two parties in Congress have not held talks since before the election last month.

Politico and CNBC reported that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will have their first direct contact on Tuesday.

Republicans are pushing for a more narrow, targeted bill, worth several hundred billion dollars while Democrats initially proposed over $US3 trillion in relief but have come down to $US2.2 trillion.

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