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Mitch McConnell poured cold water on the $908 billion COVID-19 stimulus plan, arguing that Trump would veto it

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said President Donald Trump's veto would hold up a $908 billion bipartisan stimulus bill from passing.
In a statement circulated to media outlets on Wednesday, McConnell said that only his much smaller proposal reflects "what the President is ready to sign into law."
"At the risk of repeating something we all know, making law will require not just the Senate's approval, but also the signature of the President of the United States," McConnell's statement read.
The $908 billion bill , which was backed on Wednesday by House...
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Pelosi and Schumer ditched the secret COVID-19 stimulus plan they sent direct to Mitch McConnell when they publicly backed the $908 bipartisan package instead

Pelosi and Schumer ditched the secret COVID-19 stimulus plan they sent direct to Mitch McConnell when they publicly backed the $908 bipartisan package instead

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer abandoned a secretive COVID-19 stimulus proposal when they publicly backed a $908 billion bipartisan bill.
The pair had quietly taken a proposal directly to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday night, The Washington Post reported .
Its details were unclear, with Schumer calling it a "private proposal" which the two leading Congressional Democrats made in the hope of edging closer to an agreement.
But the idea was dropped when Pelosi and Schumer released a joint statement backing a...
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