Senate doesn't advance COVID-19 rescue package; talks continue

WASHINGTON - The Senate has refused to advance the coronavirus rescue package in a procedural vote with Democrats rejecting a draft from Republicans and pushing for more aid for workers.

Negotiations are expected to continue into the evening Sunday.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has urged senators to “signal to the public that we're ready to get this job done.” He wants passage by Monday.

But Democrats have resisted, arguing the nearly $1.4 trillion measure needs to bolster aid and put limits on how businesses can use the emergency dollars.

More voting is possible.

The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 328,275 people and killed more than 14,300 globally. More than 95,650 people have recovered so far, mostly in China. 

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