McConnell agrees to resume talks, Schumer says

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, holds a press briefing on November 6, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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On Thursday, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Has agreed to resume talks with Democrats on a possible new Kovid-19 bill.

The minority leader said during the new press conference, “Last night, they have agreed to sit down and the staff are starting to sit today or tomorrow to see if we can get a real good Kovid relief bill.” New York. “So there has been little success that McConnell’s people are finally sitting down and talking to us.”

McConnell’s office did not immediately return a request for comment.

Democrats and Republicans have been locked in a deadlock over the details and size of any possible stimulus legislation since Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump in this month’s election before the presidential election.

The Senate on Wednesday postponed the Thanksgiving holiday with little evidence that the two sides were close to arriving at a deal.

It has been several months since Congress authorized new financial relief to counter the recession continued by the virus.

Without the extension of the CARES Act passed in March, about 12 million Americans are expected to lose unemployment benefits in late December. A federal eviction postponement as a result of the crisis will also expire at the end of the year.

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