Senate Democrats blocked a GOP coronavirus bill Thursday after a 52-47 vote on the roughly $500 billion dollar bill.
60 votes would be needed in order for it to pass.
Every Republican Senator voted for the bill with the exception of Rand Paul. (R-KY)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said “Senators who share the Democratic leader’s toxic attitude, who think the real enemy are their political opponents, I assume will follow his lead and vote no. They can tell American families they care more about politics than helping them.”
For his part, Schumer said “It is laden with poison pills. Provisions our colleagues know Democrats would never support to guarantee the bill’s failure. The truth of the matter is the Republicans and the Republican leader don’t want to pass a bill too many on the hard right in the Senate and outside it would be angry”
Schumer tweeted “The cynical Republican COVID bill was emaciated, inadequate, and designed to fail.”
He added “Americans need help now, and Congress needs to respond in a way that meets the nation’s very real and urgent needs.”
The cynical Republican COVID bill was emaciated, inadequate, and designed to fail.
Americans need help now, and Congress needs to respond in a way that meets the nation’s very real and urgent needs.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 10, 2020