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Thursday, 22 October 2020 15:36

Coronavirus Stimulus: GOP's $500B Plan Fails in Senate as Deadline for Bigger Deal Looms

Written by Denitsa Tsekova, Yahoo Money

The GOP’s $500 billion coronavirus stimulus package failed to advance in the Senate on Oct. 21 as the White House and Democrats still negotiate on a larger deal that must be reached this week to pass before the election.

The Republican-controlled Senate voted 51 to 44---along party lines---falling short of the 60-vote majority the bill would need to advance.

 

“Today, we're providing another chance to write the show,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said ahead of the vote from the Senate floor on Wednesday. “Senators will vote to either advance or filibuster a broad package that would deliver on all kinds of urgent needs.”

 

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