Mitch McConnell says relief bill will be final one

Mitch McConnell says relief bill will be final one

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY,Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty ImagesSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that Congress will d

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that Congress will decide whether to pass a “final” coronavirus relief package in the coming weeks. 

“We’re taking a careful look at a fourth and final bill,” the Republican said in his home state of Kentucky. “You could anticipate the decision being made on whether to go forward in about a month. And it will be narrowly crafted, designed to help us where we are a month from now, not where we were three months ago.”

Congress has split over how next to address economic and health care crises created by the pandemic. As tens of millions of people file for unemployment insurance and state and local governments stare down budget shortfalls, House Democrats passed a sprawling $3 trillion stimulus bill this month. McConnell, meanwhile, has stressed he wants to see how efforts to reopen businesses in most of the country affect the economy and job market before he would pass more legislation. 

Democrats, who have pushed for measures including another round of direct payments of up to…



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