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Republican coronavirus bill hits roadblock in U.S. Senate; negotiations continue

 

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talks to media after leaving the Senate floor after a meeting to wrap up work on coronavirus economic aid legislation, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Washington, U.S., March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Sunday were voting to block a coronavirus response bill as they pushed for more funding to help hospitals and others hurt by the outbreak.

 

With a procedural vote still underway, the Democrats had more than the minimum 41 votes needed to stop the Republican bill from advancing.

 

Privately, negotiations were continuing on a revised bill after Democrats said this one was skewed too heavily toward helping corporations at the expense of workers and families.

 

(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

 

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Democrats trying to act like angels...painting republicans as devils. As usual playing politics to derail vital legislation. We've seen this movie before. Fiddling while the US burns.

Yes. The excellence of Thailand's response to Covid clearly supports your evaluation.

Watching the US shows that it is actually a third world country run by politicians who live only for their party games. It makes Thailand look positively organised and decisive, which of course it is

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