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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talks to reporters after the Senate voted to confirm Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the U.S. Capitol October 06, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Kavanaugh to replace retired Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. McConnell: Democrats are jamming us with COVID-19 relief

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is calling for fellow Republicans to block Joe Biden’s nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief package. On Tuesday, McConnell continued his attacks on Democrats for attempting to push the bill through Congress without Republican contribution.

No minimum wage increase in next COVID-relief bill, Republicans warn the minimum wage increase will kill small businesses

Democrat leaders in Washington were dealt a huge blow when a key Senate official barred them from including a $15 minimum wage increase in their upcoming coronavirus relief package. On Thursday, the Senate Parliamentarian ruled Democrats may not include a minimum wage increase in their next COVID relief bill because the move did not meet the strict set of guidelines that govern budget bills.