After a week of back and forth between the White House and House Democrats, with orders and counter orders from Trump, Senate Republicans say they plan to pass their own reduced stimulus bill.
According to CNBC, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the upper chamber will vote on a limited coronavirus stimulus bill this month, while House Democrats and Trump administration officials stumble in their effort to send aid to Americans before the 2020 election.
McConnel said in a statement that the Senate would take up aid legislation when the full chamber returns on Monday, and called the plan “targeted relief for American workers, including new funding” for Paycheck Protection Program small business loans. The bill would also include money for schools, and unemployment insurance boost, and liability protections for businesses.
Democrats, who did not support a $500 billion Republican plan in the Senate last month, will probably dismiss the latest GOP proposal as well.
This announcement arrives at a time Democrats and the Trump administration have failed to strike a relief deal for months.
“STIMULUS! Go big or go home!!!” President Donald Trump tweeted shortly after McConnell detailed plans to vote on narrow legislation.
From this comment, it follows that the White House and Senate Republicans appear more out of sync than ever.