By Katanga Johnson and David Shepardson
WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The U.S.
Senate will vote on Wednesday on a $300 billion Senate Republican coronavirus relief bill that is far below the estimated $2 trillion that Democrats have demanded.
The bill, 우리카지노사이트 dubbed a "skinny" relief bill for its pared-down funding, 우리계열추천 was already rejected website by Democrats in September and is again expected to fail.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement Saturday that the vote would follow a standalone vote on additional Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds on Tuesday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin were scheduled to talk at 7:30
br />on Saturday before Mnuchin departs on a Middle East trip.
Pelosi told MSNBC on Friday that she and 우리카지노계열이벤트 Mnuchin were "making progress" but said there were still significant areas of disagreement.
On Oct. 10, 우리카지노 Mnuchin proposed a $1.8 trillion economic stimulus proposal in talks with Pelosi but many Senate Republicans have balked at a package that big.
Time is winding down be
3 presidential election to reach agreement on a new coronavirus relief package.
"These are just some of the urgent needs that Washington should meet immediately while debates continue over the rest," McConnell said.
In September, McConnell estimated the cost of the new PPP program at $257 billion.
Relief plans have remain bogged down over the appropriate amount of funding and related issues like coronavirus testing plans and a Republican push to protect companies from liability if their workers get infected on the job.
Airlines have pleaded with Congress for a new $25 billion bailout to keep workers on the job after a prior 우리카지노 six-month payroll assistance program
30. At least 32,000 airlines workers have been laid off this month after funding ended. (Reporting by Katanga Johnson Additional reporting by David Shepardson Editing by Heather Timmons and David Gr