Update | This is a breaking story and has been updated to reflect the changes. Most recent change: 4.9.2020


A Trump administration request for quick approval of $250 billion to replenish a new loan program for distressed small businesses stalled in the Senate on Thursday (4.9) after Republicans and Democrats clashed over what should be included, according to NYTimes.com

With Congress in recess and lawmakers scattered around the country, Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, attempted to push through the small business loan funding during a procedural session, a maneuver that would have required all senators to agree.

But Democrats objected, proposing to double the size of the emergency relief bill by adding $100 billion for hospitals and $150 billion for state and local governments.


Read earlier story on NYTimes.com | With Demand Soaring, Congress Weighs Adding $250 Billion in Small-Business Aid

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