McConnell Says GOP Will Pitch Its Own Stimulus Plan Next Week

Senate Republicans will finish their own plan for a new round of pandemic relief as early as next week and only then will open negotiations with Democrats as the last stimulus begins running dry and a resurgence of Covid-19 cases threatens a deeper recession.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he is working with the Trump administration on drafting a GOP-only proposal, the first step before talks with Democrats, who’ve already put out a $3.5 trillion stimulus bill that has passed the House.

“We shouldn’t lightly add more to the national debt, but I’m predicting that we will have one more rescue package, which we’ll begin to debate and discuss next week,” McConnell said during a news conference in his home state of Kentucky.

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