McConnell: Chance for coronavirus deal ‘doesn’t look that good right now’

The Hill: Deal not likely, Senate Majority Leader says:

McConnell’s comments come after Democrats blocked a GOP coronavirus relief bill in the Senate on Thursday.

….In addition to the difference in the bill’s cost, they haven’t worked out significant policy differences including unemployment insurance or more help for state and local governments, where Republicans have offered $150 billion and Democrats are pushing for $915 billion.

Schumer predicted on Thursday that blocking the GOP bill could force Republicans to come back to the negotiating table and agree to a larger deal that includes Democratic priorities.

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