After meeting for a third time this week, Senate Republicans disclosed a potential agreement with White House officials on a new coronavirus stimulus package. Amid a growing number of virus cases nationwide, where some states are reversing their reopening plans, there is a great deal of tension among the Republicans on how exactly to respond to the increasing pandemic. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants the package to remain at $1 Trillion. Not all Republicans are in agreement, expressing their concern of the nation’s soaring debt. Negotiations on the package have been stalled for weeks, but there seems to be some headway in reaching an agreement. The proposal will be a starting point to negotiate with Democrats, who have been putting pressure on the GOP after passing a $3.4 trillion relief bill in the House. Democrats are urging swift action to address the increase in virus cases around the country. Republicans are expected to unveil their plans today.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021