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Politics McConnell adjourns Senate until November 9 killing hopes of Covid cash

12:10  27 october  2020
12:10  27 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell yesterday moved to adjourn the Senate until November 9, killing off any hopes of further coronavirus relief.

McConnell and his Republican colleagues head into the election recess on the back of celebrations at the White House on Monday evening following Amy Comey Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court.

A spokesman for McConnell said that he needed to make no further comment on the 'continued Democrat filibuster on COVID relief in the Senate.'

Democrat Senators said their Republican counterparts would 'rather jam through another extreme right-wing nominee' than consider 'the real and dire needs' of Americans amid the pandemic.

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The Senate is set to leave Washington on Monday after voting on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, and the House is already out. Pelosi said Sunday on CNN that she sent Mnuchin a “list of concerns” on Friday, some related to a strategy to combat the spread of Covid -19.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was earlier this month negotiating with the White House on a relief package worth between $1.8 trillion and $2.2 trillion.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) adjourned the Senate until December 27th. The move means that the partial government shutdown that began just after midnight Saturday is likely to continue well Maddow: Pence interruptions, 'soporific' style blunted Harris attacks on Covid failures.

WASHINGTON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. Senate will move to take up their proposed COVID -19 relief legislation and vote as soon as this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement on Tuesday. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; editing by Doina Chiacu).

Senate Republicans said they would not back such a figure and preferred a more targeted spending approach of roughly $500 billion.

Donald Trump had said that he was keen to get a package through.

'Not every Republican agrees with me, but they will,' he said. Trump added he specifically expects support from McConnell: 'He'll be on board if something comes.'

But last week as negotiations heated up, several Republicans said they were wary of such colossal spending.

'I think it's very unlikely that a number of that level would make it through the Senate, and I don't support something of that level,' Senator Mitt Romney told reporters.

'Something far more targeted to the people who really need help, I'd like to see done, and I'd like to see done as quick as possible.'

Over the weekend Democrat Senators released a statement which rebuked the Republicans for their 'mad rush' to confirm ACB while disregarding their proposals on coronavirus relief.

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The Senate almost hit a snag Wednesday when a small group of GOP senators opposed an unemployment insurance provision for out-of-work Americans in bill. They attempted to amend the bill on the floor, but they failed to get enough support for a change. Senate Majority Leader Mitch

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Nancy Pelosi wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had been negotiating a relief package with the White House last week (pictured in August) © Provided by Daily Mail House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had been negotiating a relief package with the White House last week (pictured in August)

In a statement on Saturday they said: 'Today, Senate Republicans reaffirmed what so many Americans know: they would rather jam through another extreme right-wing nominee to the Supreme Court in an unprecedented, rushed fashion just days from a presidential election than address the real and dire needs of everyday Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic.

'Today, Senate Democrats came to the floor to demand the Senate consider twenty-five bills: the updated Heroes Act coronavirus relief legislation, protections for people with pre-existing conditions, support for our nation's veterans and more. Senate Republicans objected to every one of them.'

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Mitch McConnell’s grip on Kentucky, explained .
Democrats face an uphill contest in the conservative state.Among the challenges they face is Kentucky’s conservative skew and the solid base of support McConnell has as a result. By emphasizing the funding he’s been able to bring back to Kentucky for projects like a veterans affairs medical center in Louisville and stressing how his prominent position benefits the state, McConnell has also made a case for his reelection that continues to resonate with many voters.

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