Senate Democrats Block Republican Stimulus Bill as Negotiations Continue

Senate Democrats blocked a Republican-backed $500 billion CCP virus stimulus bill on Wednesday from advancing in the midst of talks between the White House and House Democrats on a larger relief package. The GOP, led by Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), tried to hold a debate on the measure. It was blocked after Republicans failed to obtain 60 votes needed to overcome a procedural hurdle. The Republicans' bill included a boost to federal unemployment benefits, more Payment Protection Program (PPP) loans for small businesses, and funding for schools and testing. "Democrats have said we shouldn’t pass any more relief at all unless Speaker Pelosi gets her whole far-left wish list,Read More From Source