Senate Democrats Block Additional Funding For Coronavirus Relief and Paycheck Protection Program

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Posted: Oct 20, 2020 6:00 PM
Senate Democrats Block Additional Funding For Coronavirus Relief and Paycheck Protection Program

Source: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

Senate Democrats blocked another coronavirus relief package proposed by Republicans during a floor vote on Tuesday. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) attempted to adjourn the upper chamber on Monday night as Republicans tried to pass additional relief. The GOP-proposed package also included additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which served as a lifeline for small businesses affected by COVID-19. Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans pressed Senate Democrats to put the American people first, but the minority party blocked the stimulus package, again.

Democrats have continually blocked the passage of additional relief, and refused to negotiate in good faith.