Michael Clubb / The Kentucky Kernel via AP / PoolSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks during a debate with Democratic challenger Amy McGrath in Lexington, Kentucky, on Oct. 12, 2020. (Michael Clubb / The Kentucky Kernel via AP / Pool)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he’s scheduling a procedural vote on a GOP coronavirus relief bill next week, saying aid to hard-hit businesses shouldn’t be held up by gridlock involving other aid proposals.
The Kentucky Republican says the first item of Senate business when the chamber returns next Monday will be a procedural vote on an aid bill.
Democrats filibustered a GOP-drafted aid bill last month and recent talks on a larger deal between Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fell apart this past weekend.
“Democrats have spent months blocking policies they do not even oppose. They say anything short of their