WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the coronavirus aid package the Senate will take up next week will be “roughly” $500 billion.
Speaking in Corbin, Kentucky, McConnell, a Republican, said the bill will include funding for schools and the Paycheck Protection Program that has helped small businesses during the pandemic. He said it would also have liability protections for businesses and organizations that are sought by Republicans but opposed by Democrats.
Reporting by Susan Cornwell, Editing by Franklin Paul
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