Senate Plans To Vote On Targeted Stimulus Bill.
Senate To Vote On COVID-19 Stimulus Bill This Week! Read To Know More!: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated on Tuesday that the Senate would vote on another Covid-19 stimulus relief bill this week. He said:
“Targeted proposal, focused on some of the very most urgent healthcare, education, and economic issues.”
It will be the first formal vote for the Senate on the coronavirus relief since March. The new GOP is “skinny” bill as it will cost less than the first one.
It will include a $300 federal boost for the unemployment and relief for small business. The bill allocates $105 billion for education and further loan of $10 billion to the USPS. However, the bill does not include the second round of stimulus check for financial aid to the cash strapped states.
“The Senate is going to vote on this targeted proposal. We’re going to get the stonewalling of Democratic leaders out from behind closed doors and put this to a vote out here on the floor,” McConnell said during his floor remarks on Tuesday. “Senators will not be voting on whether this package satisfies every one of their legislative hopes and dreams. That is not what we do in this chamber.”
The bill will not likely have the 60 votes which are needed to get through the Senate.
Democrats Oppose The Bill
“Senate Republicans appear dead-set on another bill which doesn’t come close to addressing the problems and is headed nowhere.”
They even made a statement that Democrats desire to work on bipartisan legislation that will meet the needs of the people. The Republicans continue to move in the wrong direction.
In particular, Pelosi and Schumer opposed the legislation. Reports said it did not include state and local government relief, rental and mortgage assistance funds. They consider the bill too small and leaves out the critical priorities. Most of the GOP senators acknowledge the bill. Some are against spending any federal money at all to control the pandemic.
Democrats got ready to lower the proposal to $2 trillion, but Republicans said the prices were still high after a negotiation.