GOP opposition to state and local aid remains as Senate heads toward vote on COVID bill

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson calls it a 'boondoggle for Democrats'

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 03: U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks as other House Democrats listen during a news conference on the For the People Act at the east front of the U.S. Capitol March 3, 2021 in Washington, DC. The House is scheduled to vote on the act today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 03: U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks as other House Democrats listen during a news conference on the For the People Act at the east front of the U.S. Capitol March 3, 2021 in Washington, DC. The House is scheduled to vote on the act today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — As Democrats seek to send President Joe Biden their latest $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill, federal lawmakers remain deeply divided on the question of whether state and local governments need another infusion of federal aid.