Democrats block coronavirus stimulus for 2nd time

Senate Democrats blocked the $2 trillion coronavirus rescue bill from advancing to a full vote for a second straight day on Monday.

Democrats argued that the current version of the legislation doesn’t do enough for American families. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said the bill — which gives the Trump administration wide latitude to dole out a $500 billion fund for businesses, states, and cities — makes the Senate appear “more focused on the big corporations and the health of Wall Street than we are on the health care of the people in rural America and Main Street.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said senators need to strike a deal and get the aid approved quickly: “This country is out of time.”

source: The Washington Post

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