Senate Has No Deal on the Next Coronavirus Relief Bill
Republicans and Democrats in the Senate did not reach a deal on small business relief on Monday, but hope to come to a vote on a measure as soon as Tuesday afternoon.
Lawmakers are looking to replenish the stimulus program for small businesses with as much as $370 billion, according to CNBC. The bill may also include $75 billion for hospitals and $25 billion for testing. Democrats also wanted funds for state and local governments, but that element may be put on hold for the time being.
“At this hour, our Democratic colleagues are still prolonging their discussions with the administration, so the Senate regretfully will not be able to pass more funding for Americans’ paychecks today,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, per the report.
The House will convene as soon as Wednesday to debate the emergency bill, The chamber expects a recorded vote, which would require most representatives in their districts to return to Washington, D.C.