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Politics McConnell Sets Stimulus Votes in Senate Beginning Tuesday

03:30  18 october  2020
03:30  18 october  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a vote Monday to try again to advance a trillion stimulus plan after Republicans and Democrats failed to engineer a quick jolt to a sinking economy The recriminations began immediately after McConnell ’s first bid for a procedural vote failed Sunday.

(Bloomberg) -- The Senate will vote on Republican proposals for a roughly $500 billion economic recovery bill and additional funding to aid small businesses starting Tuesday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.

Mitch McConnell wearing a suit and tie: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, listens during a television interview at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S. on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said there are still major differences to be bridged in the negotiations over a fiscal stimulus package with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. © Bloomberg Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, listens during a television interview at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S. on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said there are still major differences to be bridged in the negotiations over a fiscal stimulus package with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

The votes, essentially one-chamber messaging, will underscore the continued deep differences after months of talks on another stimulus bill that have failed to bridge gaps between President Donald Trump’s administration, House Democrats, and Senate Republicans.

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.

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.

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.

McConnell, who previously said the Senate would take action during the week of Oct. 19, spelled out schedule details on Saturday. A standalone vote on more funds for the Paycheck Protection Program will be held on Tuesday, followed by the main relief bill on Wednesday, he said in a statement.

“Republicans have tried numerous times to secure bipartisan agreement where possible and get aid out the door while these endless talks continue,” said McConnell, blaming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the aid impasse. “Next week, Senate Republicans will move to break this logjam.”


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McConnell has raised his own objection to any deal -- the amount. Trump said Thursday he was prepared to go above the $1.8 trillion his team had been trying to offer to Pelosi, who favors a $2.2 trillion plan.

“He’s talking about a much larger amount than I can sell to my members,” McConnell said Thursday of Trump’s latest position.

Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin were expected to hold more talks on stimulus efforts on Saturday evening.

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One of Kentucky's largest newspapers endorsed Mitch McConnell challenger Amy McGrath .
"McConnell purports to care about Kentucky and the country, but time and again, he has chosen the GOP instead," Lexington Herald-Leader's editorial board said."That choice is Amy McGrath, a Democrat challenging longtime incumbent and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell," the paper's editorial board wrote in an op-ed. "During his 36 years in office, McConnell has made it perfectly clear that his only passion is the pursuit of power, his own and that of the Republican Party. For that reason alone, we would endorse his opponent.

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