Top GOP senator says next coronavirus relief package expected in July
Washington — The next relief package aimed at responding to the coronavirus pandemic likely won’t be passed by the Senate until at least mid-July, Senator John Thune, the second highest-ranking Republican in the upper chamber, said Monday.
Thune, of South Dakota, told reporters at the Capitol that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested a “July time frame” for its next package, likely after the Senate returns to Washington from the two week-long recess that begins July 3 and ends July 17.
Thune said the Senate has a packed calendar for the remainder of June, with the upper chamber set to vote on two of President Trump’s nominations to the federal courts of appeals and bipartisan legislation that supports conservation and maintenance projects on federal lands. The Senate Armed Services Committee is also weighing the 2021 defense authorization bill, and several Senate panels are convening …continued .
[Source: CBS News]