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McConnell Calls for Stimulus Package Before End of the Year

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who likely kept the GOP majority in the Senate and won reelection, called for a new stimulus package before the end of 2020. During a press conference after he won reelection, McConnell said he is optimistic that pandemic stimulus negotiators could reach a deal after the election. “We need another rescue package,” the Kentucky Republican said. “Hopefully the partisan passions that prevented us from doing another rescue package will subside with the election and I think we need to do it and I think we need to do it before the end of the year.” McConnell didn’t mention any details about the bill and said that “it’s a possibility we will do more for state and local governments,” a reversal of what Republicans said earlier in the year after House Democrats passed their HEROES Act. The initial $3.3 trillion bill sought nearly $1 trillion …

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