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U.S. House aims to pass $3 trillion Democratic coronavirus bill rejected by RepublicansPolice officers wearing face masks guard the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives is set on Friday to debate and vote on a $3 trillion Democratic bill aimed at salving the heavy human and economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic that has caused almost 85,000 U.S. deaths and shut much of the economy.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats crafted the far-reaching legislation that Senate Republicans have promised will be “dead on arrival” in their chamber.

The House measure includes $500 billion in aid to state governments, another round of direct payments to individuals and families to