Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says a vote on coronavirus aid funds might occur someday this week. McConnell didn’t specify what can be included within the aid measure, however stated it could give attention to well being care, schooling, and the economic system.
In a press release, McConnell said the Senate will look over a “focused proposal, centered on a number of the very most pressing healthcare, schooling, and financial points.”
“Republicans consider the various critical variations between our two events shouldn’t stand in the way in which of agreeing the place we will agree and making legislation that helps our nation. … I’ll make sure that each Senate Democrat who has stated they’d like to succeed in an settlement will get the chance to stroll the stroll,” McConnell added.
Democrats and Republicans have sparred over coronavirus aid for months. The Senate left for recess final month with out agreeing on a deal after a $600 federal unemployment profit expired. The Republican-sponsored invoice is anticipated to incorporate a scaled-back unemployment profit in addition to one other spherical of Paycheck Safety Program (PPP) funding, funds for coronavirus testing, and legal responsibility insurance coverage for companies, which Democrats largely oppose.
“Republicans might name their proposal ‘skinny,’ however it could be extra applicable to name it ’emaciated.’ Their proposal seems to be utterly insufficient and, by each measure, fails to satisfy the wants of the American individuals,” Senate Minority Chief Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a letter to lawmakers.
An preliminary procedural vote might occur as quickly as Thursday. Nonetheless, the invoice just isn’t anticipated to have the 60 votes wanted to beat a Democratic filibuster.