COVID-19 aid negotiations ramp up

CQ Budget, Ep. 164

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks with reporters as he departs from the Senate floor in the Capitol on Monday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks with reporters as he departs from the Senate floor in the Capitol on Monday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
Posted July 21, 2020 at 2:09pm

Republican leaders are expected to unveil a COVID-19 aid proposal this week, targeting small-business loans, money for schools and hospitals, liability protection for employers and another round of tax rebate checks. But while Republicans want their bill to be roughly $1 trillion, Democrats want that much alone for state and local governments, highlighting a disconnect between the two parties.

CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Jennifer Shutt discuss what we can expect as negotiations between Democrats and Republicans begin.

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