Senate Republicans plan new coronavirus aid package in wake of virus spike

Senate Republicans plan new coronavirus aid package in wake of virus spike


Senate Republicans said they would consider a new round of federal coronavirus aid in July.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters after meeting privately with GOP lawmakers Tuesday that the Senate would weigh new federal relief for businesses and individuals in response to the coronavirus outbreak, which has been surging in some states.

“We will be putting together a bill when we come back,” said Sen. Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican and chairman of the Appropriations Health subcommittee. “So, a month from now, we should be in the final stages of getting that bill together.”

The Senate leaves town for a two-week recess on Thursday and plans to be out of session for most of August, so the measure would be considered in the work period before the August recess, McConnell said.

“What we’re going to do as we’re home and until we come back here is continue to assess the spiking cases, the return of the

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