Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has set the stage to vote on the first substantial COVID-19 stimulus package on Sunday. McConnell set the stage for the vote on Friday by putting together a “shell” bill or placeholder for an agreement, if it is reached on Sunday.
“I just filed cloture on the motion to proceed to a shell that will serve as the vehicle. … Member-level discussion is going on as we speak. The goal is to reach agreements on each of the four components of the legislation by the end of the day,” McConnell explained.
Initial reports indicate that the stimulus package would include approximately $1 trillion. Most notably, there has been a lot of discussion regarding checks of $1,000-$2,000 for every American adultcov
The Hill reports that Republicans in the Senate are initially pushing for a $300 billion package for small businesses and $1,200 for American adults making up to $75,000 annually. However, those numbers could increase as Senate Democrats push for higher packages.