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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It was another cool, though overall pleasant day across the Tri-State - after only seeing temperatures dive as low as 22° early this morning, peak temperatures ended up climbing a few degrees higher than Thursday's; that being said, Evansville’s high temperature of 27° Was still 15° below average for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, temperatures will gradually fall for 23° around dinner time back down to 19° by10 PM. A weak northerly wind flow most of the night paired with our crystal clear skies will cause temperatures to of fall back down into the mid to low teens once again - Evansville's anticipated low temperature of 12° will mark or coolest since the morning of January 7th.
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