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Sen. McConnell Visits Henderson County to Discuss COVID-19 in Kentucky

The Senate Majority Leader visited Henderson Community College to discuss community issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted: Oct 15, 2020 1:30 PM
Updated: Oct 15, 2020 3:37 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell visited Henderson County on Thursday to discuss issues important to the community, including the impact of the $13 billion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on Kentucky.

McConnell shot down the prospect of a coronavirus relief deal, saying Republican lawmakers wouldn't support a massive stimulus bill that the White House and Democrats are negotiating.

During Sen. McConnell's Thursday appearance in Henderson County, he said he would put forth a separate stimulus proposal worth $500 billion next week.

The bill, likely to be identical to the one that failed in the Senate in September, includes funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, extra unemployment benefits, money for schools, and liability protections for businesses. 



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