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Politics Mitch McConnell announces votes Tuesday and Wednesday on GOP stimulus measures

01:25  18 october  2020
01:25  18 october  2020 Source:   cnn.com

Amid GOP divisions, McConnell sets stage for showdown stimulus vote with Democrats

  Amid GOP divisions, McConnell sets stage for showdown stimulus vote with Democrats Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday he would force his chamber to cast a test vote this week on a new version of his party's economic recovery plan, putting pressure on Republicans to get behind a measure meant to serve as an election-year contrast with Democrats. © Alex Wong/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wears a mask as he walks through a hallway at the U.S. Capitol May 11, 2020 in Washington, DC.

Mitch McConnell called the coronavirus stimulus bill the Senate plans to vote on "targeted," but did not give details about what it includes. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Cwalks pass the Ohio Clock Corridor on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the United States, Aug.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would not bring up a coronavirus aid bill in the Senate which does not include liability protections. "We're not negotiating over liability protection," he said as Republicans and Democrats try to strike an agreement on pandemic relief.

Senate Republicans on Tuesday will try to advance a stand-alone Payroll Protection Program bill to help small businesses reeling from the coronavirus pandemic before moving on Wednesday to vote on the same $500 billion stimulus bill that Democrats blocked last month.

a man wearing glasses and a suit and tie: WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 16: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) arrives for a Republican senate luncheon in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 16, 2020 in Washington, DC. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told Democratic members of the House that they would not break before the November elections unless Congress funded an additional round of stimulus to aid the economy during the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 16: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) arrives for a Republican senate luncheon in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 16, 2020 in Washington, DC. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told Democratic members of the House that they would not break before the November elections unless Congress funded an additional round of stimulus to aid the economy during the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The votes, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Saturday, come as he tries to put increasing political pressure on Democrats to support the PPP measure while negotiations over a sweeping coronavirus relief package remain stalled.

Mitch McConnell says Senate Republicans will vote on a slimmed-down coronavirus relief plan as Trump presses them to 'go big'

  Mitch McConnell says Senate Republicans will vote on a slimmed-down coronavirus relief plan as Trump presses them to 'go big' Senate Republicans and Trump may be on a collision course as the president seeks another large coronavirus relief package ahead of Election Day."When the full Senate returns on October 19th, our first order of business will be voting again on targeted relief for American workers, including new funding for the PPP," McConnell said in a statement, referring to the Paycheck Protection Program to aid small businesses.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday unveiled the Republican HEALS act to The stimulus checks will this time include extra cash for people with adult dependents, McConnell said. Although the GOP plan calls the unemployment supplement to be reduced, McConnell said it was

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , after days of intraparty disputes and splits spilling into public view, will move Thursday to unify Republicans behind their initial trillion coronavirus relief proposal. Senate GOP push back against WH priorities in stimulus plan.

It is not known how many Democrats might support it, but it is unlikely that the Senate Republican majority will get the necessary support to advance the bill.

McConnell had announced on Tuesday that Senate Republicans would attempt to move forward on a "targeted" coronavirus relief bill when the Senate returns to session.

"Republicans do not agree that nothing is better than something for working families," he said in a statement referencing the small business loan Paycheck Protection Program. "The American people need Democrats to stop blocking bipartisan funding and let us replenish the PPP before more Americans lose their jobs needlessly."

McGrath faces strong headwinds in mission to oust McConnell

  McGrath faces strong headwinds in mission to oust McConnell LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Amy McGrath was in elementary school when Mitch McConnell was first elected to the Senate. Now, 36 years later, the Democrat who reached her dreams of becoming a military aviator has set her sights on a mission no one else has achieved — ending the Republican leader's career. The retired Marine combat pilot will have to overcome strong headwinds to deny McConnell a seventh term. While many Republican Senate candidates are scrambling to distance themselves from President Donald Trump, McConnell appears to be benefiting from his key role in executing the president's agenda.

Mitch McConnell unveils trillion pandemic aid package to criticisms from Republicans and The stimulus packagee – the fifth since the pandemic began in March – is likely the last economic The release of the Republican package had been delayed amid divisions within GOP lawmakers and the

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the next coronavirus bill would not extend beefed-up unemployment insurance enacted as the pandemic The Kentucky Republican made the comment Wednesday on a call with House GOP lawmakers as he talked about priorities for the next phase of

In contrast, Democrats have been pushing for a new stimulus with a price tag of more than $2 trillion. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office said she will speak with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin by phone Saturday evening, though significant policy disputes remain over what the bill should include.

The action on Capitol Hill is just the latest in months of back and forth between the two parties and the Trump administration -- with the partisan majorities in both chambers passing or attempting to pass their own preferred legislation, only to have it rejected out of hand by the opposite side.

The Trump administration has made several attempts to negotiate with House Democrats, but a breakthrough has remained far out of reach throughout the course of the summer.

The pressure to strike a deal has become increasingly urgent with unemployment levels elevated, an epidemic of small business closures, and the end of the direct payments and enhanced unemployment insurance that helped float families and individuals throughout the pandemic-created economic shutdowns.

The pending result, according to economists, could be devastating if Congress and the Trump administration do not reach an agreement.

Pelosi and Mnuchin did make tangible progress in their talks Thursday. Mnuchin agreed to accept "with minor edits" the Democratic language on a national strategic testing, tracing and surveillance proposal, according to Pelosi's spokesman Drew Hammill.

But Pelosi made clear to colleagues in a letter that several very significant policy disputes are nowhere near resolved.

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Danial Cameron has been vilified, criticized and threatened — so much that the state is spending $300,000 to provide him and his family protection.As Kentucky’s first Republican attorney general in 71 years — and the state’s first Black attorney general ever — Daniel Cameron’s political future seemed to have no ceiling.

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