July 29, 2021

Coronavirus Relief Checks by Month’s End? Mitch McConnell Thinks So.

In backing up President Donald Trump’s recent comments, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he expects Congress to pass one final coronavirus rescue package later this month.

“I think the country needs one last boost,” McConnell said during a recent press conference in Kentucky.

McConnell added that he is “pretty sure” that a bill, which will be put together in his office with consultation from the Trump administration, should be ready to go within the next couple of weeks.

In May, the Democratic-run House passed a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill—which essentially represents an opening offer in discussions with Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate. The Heroes Act would include a second direct payment to individuals and households of up to $1,200 per family member, capped at $6,000 for a family of five.

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