New Round of Coronavirus Aid Stalled in US Senate

Posted on May 19, 2020 1:51 pm
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U.S. lawmakers are split on the next steps needed to handle the unprecedented economic challenges caused by the coronavirus crisis.

The $3 trillion aid bill passed last week in the Democratic-majority House of Representatives has no chance of passing the Republican-controlled Senate before lawmakers leave Washington for the Memorial Day break. Negotiations on a compromise show few signs of progress.

“We need to assess what we’ve already done. Take a look at what worked and what didn’t, and we’ll discuss the way forward in the next couple of weeks,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.

McConnell has cautioned that Congress should evaluate

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