Senate to vote on $500 billion GOP coronavirus stimulus invoice Wednesday

Senate to vote on $500 billion GOP coronavirus stimulus invoice Wednesday

Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks to his workplace on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 10, 2020.Joshua Roberts | ReutersThe S

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Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks to his workplace on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 10, 2020.

Joshua Roberts | Reuters

The Senate will vote on a $500 billion coronavirus stimulus invoice on Wednesday, Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell mentioned Saturday, as a bigger bipartisan deal stays elusive regardless of continued talks between high Democrats and the Trump administration.

McConnell blamed his opponents throughout the political aisle for the present stalemate, arguing that the Senate has sufficient time to move the GOP stimulus package deal and ensure Supreme Court docket nominee Amy Coney Barret if “Democrats don’t impede this laws.”

“No person thinks this $500B+ proposal would resolve each downside endlessly,” McConnell mentioned in a press release on Saturday. “It might ship big quantities of extra assist to staff and households proper now whereas Washington retains arguing over the remaining.”

Democrats have accused McConnell of pushing forward with Barrett’s affirmation as a substitute of specializing in passing stimulus laws. Democrats blocked a $500 billion Republican plan within the Senate final month and can doubtless dismiss the latest GOP proposal as inadequate.

The probabilities of Congress passing new help earlier than the Nov. three presidential election have dimmed because the Senate GOP plan is extra restricted than what the Trump administration or Democrats have…



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