Congress to press ahead on government funding even as COVID-19 aid stalls - McConnell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said he hoped to reach a bipartisan agreement this week to continue funding federal agencies even as Congress remain divided over the next round of possible COVID-19 aid. McConnell said he hoped lawmakers could reach a deal on overall government funding by week's end and that the next few days could be decisive.

Reuters November 18, 2020 00:12:21 IST
Congress to press ahead on government funding even as COVID-19 aid stalls - McConnell

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said he hoped to reach a bipartisan agreement this week to continue funding federal agencies even as Congress remain divided over the next round of possible COVID-19 aid.

McConnell said he hoped lawmakers could reach a deal on overall government funding by week's end and that the next few days could be decisive. The Republican-led Senate still wanted more financial relief amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic but that U.S. House Democrats' proposal remained too costly, he added.

(Reporting by David Morgan and Susan Heavey)

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