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Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the Senate will remain in session until it is “important legislation” to the coronavirus crisis over the house of the bipartisan proposal.
“We are crafting the most important legislation worthy of the American people, in the face of this great challenge,” McConnell, R-Ky., the Senate said on Tuesday morning.
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“And it is not my intention that the Senate adjourn until we have passed, significant and courageous new steps to help beyond what can pass the house, our strong nation and our strong economy weather this storm.”
McConnell’s comments come as the country’s economy is grinding to a halt, with travel curtailed, schools, shutters, workers, staff, home, professional Sport pushed into the background, and restaurants in large cities are closing their dining rooms. About disease and death, the coronavirus response has already caused hardship, Americans’ bank accounts and companies in the house hold. And pain is expected to continue for some time, with the White house, the projection of the eruption continue through the summer.
“This is said to be a moment for bold and bipartisan action,” McConnell.
The Senate Tuesday under the bipartisan legislation the house passed early Saturday with widespread support, including the blessing of President Trump. The legislation would test coronavirus for free, provide 14 days of sick pay to the employee not up-for family reasons and to expand unemployment benefits and food aid.
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But McConnell downplayed the house legislation to pass — probably the Senate — as a non-comprehensive bill that can only be the beginning, the Congress-reaction. He warned that the new coronavirus employee benefits for paid time off can actually be “active damage, unless we urgently address a wider package, the longer and wider small business relief.”
GOP senators were discussing at lunch with Minister of Finance, Steve Mnuchin Tuesday on Capitol Hill, another round of legislation. McConnell said the package should be more direct financial support for American workers and families, small business support and resources for the medical field against the new virus on the front.
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Fox News has learned that the White house is specifically pushing an $850 billion stimulus, mainly in the form of tax relief measures. But Mnuchin told reporters at a Tuesday briefing that they are also looking at sending Americans checks, “immediately.”
Meanwhile, Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, is holding a telephone conference, with Democrats in place of the regular weekly lunch to unveil his own $750 billion proposal.
Schumer also urged to send the Senate passed House bill today to to Outdo and then immediately move on to a major stimulus program.
“Our focus is not on the rescue of airlines, cruises, and other industries,” said Schumer. “We must, first of all, the prioritization of economic solutions on the employees and their families.”
Fox News’ Tyler Olson and John Roberts contributed to this report.