McConnell Says Lawmakers Likely to Work Through Weekend on Covid Relief

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said bipartisan negotiators are nearing a deal for coronavirus relief, although weekend work is “highly likely.” He said any stopgap bill to fund the government past the Friday deadline while talks continue should be “for a very, very short period of time.”

    ”We’re going to stay right here, right here until we are finished, even if that means working through the weekend, which is highly likely,” McConnell said Thursday on the Senate floor.

    He said congressional leaders are discussing the direct payments to individuals, which President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin want to include. The deal is also likely to include funds to distribute the vaccine, reopen schools and support small businesses, McConnell said.

    “The outline that I have been discussing with Democratic leader Pelosi and Leader McCarthy would get another huge dose of bipartisan support out the door as fast as possible,” McConnell said.

    Schumer said there are a few outstanding details that must be resolved, but “everyone wants to see this get done, and soon.”

    “None of the remaining hurdles cannot be overcome,” Schumer said. “Everyone is committed to getting something done.”

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