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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters in Kentucky on Thursday he wouldn’t put a relief bill compromise between the White House and Democrats up for a vote on the Senate floor, effectively torpedoing a negotiated stimulus package.

During an event in Kentucky, McConnell was asked whether he believed a compromise was possible in the realm between $1.8 trillion and $2.2 trillion, the price tags under consideration.

“I don’t think so… That’s where the administration’s willing to go,” he said.  “My members think what we laid out, a half a trillion dollars, highly targeted, is the best way to go. So that’s what I’m gonna put on the floor. “

McConnell referred to the ongoing negotiations between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for a coronavirus relief bill. “That’s not what I’m gonna put on the floor,” he said.

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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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