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Politics McConnell excoriates Democrats over stimulus demands

18:42  23 march  2020
18:42  23 march  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) tore into Democrats Monday morning for their latest stimulus demands as more than three days of negotiations have failed to yield a deal.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) arrives during negotiations on a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) relief package on Capitol in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2020.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts © Thomson Reuters Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) arrives during negotiations on a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) relief package on Capitol in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

McConnell ticked off the items on what he called the "Democratic wish list," citing tax deductions to solar and wind energy companies, workplace provisions sought by organized labor and new emissions standards for the airlines.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday defended the Senate Republicans coming up with a proposed trillion economic stimulus plan to battle the coronavirus without any input from Democrats , saying bipartisan negotiations were skipped in favor of speed. "Actually, it's speeding it up.

Senate Democrats on Sunday blocked a coronavirus stimulus package from moving forward as talks on several key provisions remain stalled. They emerged from a closed-door lunch fuming over the bill circulated by Republicans and called for McConnell to hold off on the 3 p.m. cloture vote.

"Are you kidding me?" McConnell demanded on the floor.

"This is the moment to debate new regulations that have nothing whatsoever to do with this crisis? That's what they're up to over there," he said, motioning across the aisle.

"Democrats won't let us fund hospitals or save small businesses unless they get to dust off the Green New Deal," he said, referring to sweeping liberal proposal to address global climate change.

The Senate was in all weekend working on a huge stimulus bill to respond to the hit the economy is taking from the coronavirus pandemic. The weekend talks did not result in a deal, and McConnell has sought to use falling markets on Monday morning to raise pressure on the Democrats.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) delayed an initial vote related to a mammoth coronavirus stimulus package until later Sunday as a deal over the bill remains elusive.

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Speaking right after McConnell, Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) accused the GOP leader of a partisan screed and predicted a deal could yet be reached on Monday.

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