Senate Republicans New, Even ‘Skinnier’ COVID-19 Relief Bill Fails

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his Republican colleagues introduced a new COVID-19 relief package. This package was even more narrow than previous GOP proposals. Notably, this package included very few health care provisions and no additional funding for the Provider Relief Fund. Leader McConnell filed cloture on this bill. The vote, which required a 60-vote threshold for passage, failed on a nearly party-line vote 52-47, with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) being the only Republican to vote against the proposal.