Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he believes a new relief bill is coming “in the near future.” In an interview Thursday, he said he’s not going to speculate on a timeline, but noted that there is a “‘bipartisan desire to get to an outcome.
Democrats in Congress have said they are making progress on passing the coronavirus relief bill despite polarizing view points.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she will not consider liability protections for businesses in the next stimulus package. During an interview Sunday, she said providing legal protections will allow businesses, hospitals and schools to remain unaccountable from protecting their workers from coronavirus.
Democrats in the House are pushing to rename the Voting Rights Advancement Act after the late representative and civil rights leader John Lewis.
Top GOP leaders are kicking off negotiations for the next stimulus package as relief funds are set to expire at the end of the month.
Lawmakers are set to take on a fifth economic stimulus package, just as the $600 weekly boost in unemployment checks is set to expire. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he plans to introduce a draft version of the bill next week when Congress returns from recess.