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Friday, 11 September 2020 22:15

Senate Defeat of 'Skinny' Coronavirus Aid Bill Puts It on 'Dead-End Street'

Written by Richard Cowan and Patricia Zengerle, Reuters

The U.S. Senate on Sept. 10 killed a Republican bill that would have provided around $300 billion in new coronavirus aid, as Democrats seeking far more funding prevented it from advancing.

By a vote of 52-47, the Senate failed to get the 60 votes needed in the 100-member chamber to advance the partisan bill toward passage, leaving the future of any new coronavirus aid in doubt.

 

“It’s a sort of a dead-end street,” Republican Senator Pat Roberts told reporters following the vote.

 

“Along with a pandemic---the COVID-19---we have a pandemic of politics” in Congress, he added.

 

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