Senate Republicans are eyeing a bipartisan House plan to provide a new round of coronavirus aid after weeks of stalled talks with Democrats.
The bipartisan plan would provide $500 billion in aid to state and local governments, about half what the Democrats are seeking in their $3.7 trillion proposal but far more than the Senate GOP, which included no such funding in their own coronavirus measure.
The bipartisan plan would provide $145 billion for schools and child care, as well as $400 billion in “election support.”
Sen. Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican who helped write the GOP bill, said the House Problem Solvers Caucus proposal could pave the way to deal that can pass Congress.
“There’s a deal to be had here,” Blunt told reporters. “We