Federal Spotlight: Latest COVID-19 Relief Package Dies in the Senate

September 10, 2020

U.S. Senate Republican Leadership announced on Tuesday that the upper chamber would be voting on a more tailored and narrowly focused COVID-19 relief bill today. This comes as the White House, the Republican Senate and the Democratic House have been in a stalemate over a larger package for months now. The bill, which included additional money for schools, extensive liability protections for a variety of entities and an extension of jobless aid, needed 60 votes to move forward, but failed 52-47. As each day passes, it will become more and more challenging for Congress to agree on a package that can reach the president’s desk with less than two months away from the general election.