The U.S. Senate on Wednesday will vote on a Republican-backed $500 billion coronavirus stimulus bill, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.
The package is far less than a $2.2 trillion relief bill passed in the Democrat-controlled House and $1.8 trillion offered by the White House. Last month, Democrats blocked a $500 billion Republican plan.
With 53 Republicans, McConnell will require Democratic help to get the 60 votes needed to pass the bill in the Senate.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin have been continuing negotiations.
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