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McConnell says Senate to vote on PPP bill next week

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WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday the Senate would vote on a roughly $500 billion COVID-19 stimulus plan next week, only two weeks before the election, as President Donald Trump urged Republicans to “go big or go home” on stimulus. 

McConnell said in a statement the Republican-led Senate’s “first order of business” once they return Monday would be to vote on a “targeted” relief plan, including new funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a loan forgiveness program for small businesses. 

“Unless Democrats block this aid for workers, we will have time to pass it before we proceed as planned to the pending Supreme Court nomination as soon as it is reported by the Judiciary Committee,” he said, referring to the ongoing

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