Mnuchin, McConnell in talks over next phase of coronavirus relief

Mnuchin, McConnell in talks over next phase of coronavirus relief

Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader said that he is currently in talks with Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury Secretary on the next phase of coronavirus relief. He also said that the Senate is expected to begin working more robustly on the legislation in the coming week. The legislation would focus on protecting doctors, hospitals from litigation, and funding reopening of schools, he said.

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Some important points which could lead to a tussle between Dems and Republicans: 1. Democrats are seeking broader aid than Republicans are. 2. Republicans themselves are divided about the direction the bill oughta take. Many lawmakers want another round of direct payments to individuals and families. 3. "McConnell has talked about a bill costing no more than $1 trillion, while Democrats in the House of Representatives passed a $3 trillion measure in mid-May that McConnell has so far ignored." 4. "Democrats are pushing for new federal aid to state and local governments affected by the coronavirus, which Republicans have resisted."

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