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Mitch McConnell torpedoes a stimulus package compromise between the White House and Democrats

Mitch McConnell torpedoes a stimulus package compromise between the White House and Democrats


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McConnell effectively torpedoed a stimulus bill ranging between $1.8 trillion and $2.2 trillion that's being negotiated by White House and Democrats.




"My members think what we laid out, a half a trillion dollars, highly targeted, is the best way to go. So that's what I'm gonna put on the floor," McConnell told reporters in Kentucky.




Trump and McConnell are at odds over a coronavirus relief bill, with the president stepping up his calls in recent days.




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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters in Kentucky on Thursday he wouldn't put a relief bill compromise between the White House and Democrats up for a vote on the Senate floor, effectively torpedoing a negotiated stimulus package.During an event in Kentucky, McConnell was asked whether he believed a compromise was possible in the realm between $1.8 trillion and $2.2 trillion, the "I don't think soa?¦ That's where the administration's willing to go," he said. "My members think what we laid out, a half a trillion dollars, highly targeted, is the best way to go. So that's what I'm gonna put on the floor. "McConnell referred to the ongoing negotiations between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for a coronavirus relief bill. "That's not what I'm gonna put on the floor," he said.
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