WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) — The U.S. Senate will vote on Wednesday on a $300 billion Senate Republican coronavirus aid invoice that’s far under the estimated $2 trillion that Democrats have demanded.
The invoice, dubbed a “skinny” aid invoice for its pared-down funding, was already rejected https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-senate-to-vote-on-republican-coronavirus-aid-bill-opposed-by-democrats-idUSL1N2G61U6 by Democrats in September and is once more anticipated to fail.
Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell stated in an announcement Saturday that the vote would comply with a standalone vote on further Paycheck Safety Program (PPP) funds on Tuesday.
Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have been scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday earlier than Mnuchin departs on a Center East journey.
Pelosi informed MSNBC on Friday that she and Mnuchin have been “making progress” however stated there have been nonetheless important areas of disagreement.
On Oct. 10, Mnuchin proposed a $1.eight trillion financial stimulus proposal in talks with Pelosi however many Senate Republicans have balked at a bundle that massive.
Time is winding down earlier than the Nov. three presidential election to achieve settlement on a brand new coronavirus aid bundle.
“These are simply among the pressing wants that Washington ought to meet instantly whereas debates proceed over the remainder,” McConnell stated.
In September, McConnell estimated the price of the brand new PPP program at $257 billion.
Reduction plans have stay slowed down over the suitable quantity of funding and associated points like coronavirus testing plans and a Republican push to guard corporations from legal responsibility if their employees get contaminated on the job.
Airways have pleaded with Congress for a brand new $25 billion bailout to maintain employees on the job after a previous six-month payroll help program expired on Sept. 30. A minimum of 32,000 airways employees have been laid off this month after funding ended.
(Reporting by Katanga Johnson Extra reporting by David Shepardson Enhancing by Heather Timmons and David Gregorio)