Coronavirus updates: COVID-19 dominates Capitol Hill as death toll tops 350 in U.S.
Coronavirus dominated the halls of Congress on Sunday, as the Senate moved forward on a $1 trillion relief package. Meanwhile, Senator Rand Paul said he has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the first known senator to contract the disease.
Republicans said Sunday that they are close to a final agreement on a massive stimulus bill that would ease the impact on workers and companies from the complete shutdown of major parts of the U.S. economy. But key sticking points remain, as Democrats push for more worker protections and conditions on companies that receive bailouts.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters following Sunday’s meeting that the Senate would be charging ahead with a procedural vote Sunday and final vote on the package Monday, and projected optimism about the fate of the deal, saying “it’s safe to say we’re very close.”
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[Source: CBS News]