$2T Coronavirus Stimulus Package Stalled Further As Senate Clashes Over Specifics

Clay Curtis
March 24, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thrashed Democrats for their partisan politics on the Senate floor Monday.

"We've got to work that magic", Navarro said during an interview on Fox News.

The procedural motion on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act - which one Senate Democrat derided as a "show vote" - failed by a margin of 49-46 with just one Democrat, Sen. "We're not gonna do this", Graham said of the bill, accusing the House of "holding hostage" relief for Americans.

"Here are some of the items on the Democratic wish list, over which they choose to block this legislation last night", he said.

Democrats in the Senate voted on Monday to prevent debate on the Republican package for a second day in a row, with only Senator Doug Jones (D., Ala.) breaking ranks. Are you kidding me?.

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"His folks are hip-deep negotiating with Mnuchin, which is a good sign", Democratic Senator Chris Coons said.

In particular, it includes financial aid to small businesses and industries affected by the virus outbreak, including airlines that suffered major losses after the United States suspended travel to and from the country over fears of importing more coronavirus cases.

Democrats said Republicans were trying to add provisions that would exclude nonprofit groups from receiving small-business aid, and extend a sexual abstinence-education program that is due to expire in May.

The competing bill promoted by House speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) includes measures to cap carbon emissions for airlines, mandate "diversity" initiatives for corporate boards, and forgive student-loan debt.

Republicans normally hold a slim 53-47 majority in the chamber, short of the 60 votes they need to advance most legislation. Republican Senator Rand Paul said he tested positive for the virus on Sunday, and several others have self-quarantined as a precautionary measure. She said she was not at risk because she had not seen him in person for two weeks.

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