coranavirus relief

Ryland Barton

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he will hold another vote on a slimmed-down coronavirus relief package before the election, but that he’s not willing to consider a larger deal despite President Trump’s willingness to do so.

McConnell has been unable to get support for his $500 billion coronavirus bill in the Senate, where Republicans have a slim 53-47 majority over Democrats. Bills generally require 60 votes to pass the Senate.

Meanwhile, Trump has proposed a $1.8 trillion package, and has urged Republican lawmakers to “go big or go home” on a new bill.