U.S. Senate rejects $ 300 billion bill to tackle coronavirus fallout

U.S. Senate rejects $ 300 billion bill to tackle coronavirus fallout

U.S. Senate rejects $ 300 billion bill to tackle coronavirus fallout

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Senate on Thursday voted against a GOP bill that would provide about $ 300 billion to help the economy cope with the negative effects of the coronavirus.

The document received 52 votes of senators instead of the required 60.

Even before the vote, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters that she believed a compromise could still be reached before the November 3 presidential election. However, following the rejection of the bill, some Republican senators were skeptical about the likelihood.

The Democratic Party in Congress is now pushing its own bill, which calls for about $ 3 trillion.

(Richard Cowan, Patricia Zengerle and Susan Cornwell. Translated by Vladimir Sadykov. Edited by Anastasia Teterevleva)

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