Senate Democrats Block Republicans’ COVID-19 Relief Bill

Republicans’ $300 billion coronavirus relief legislation failed to clear a procedural hurdle Thursday in the Senate, effectively killing the legislation that GOP leadership touted as an important economic lifeline and Democrats decried as a purely partisan and paltry effort. The legislation needed 60 votes to advance but came up short: 52-47. All Republicans voted “yes” except for Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who joined with all Democrats present who voted “no.”

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