Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is prepared to end the impasse on Capitol Hill.
However, his solution leaves much to be desired for many congressional Republicans. (Fox News)
“A number of my members think there were considerable shortcomings in the House bill. My counsel to them it is to gag and vote for it anyway,” McConnell said Tuesday after lunching with his fellow Republicans.
The Senate will take up the House bill beginning Tuesday and then move immediately to crafting bigger legislation to stimulate the economy that will need 60 votes to pass the upper chamber.
McConnell said the Senate won’t recess until another bill is passed.
“We’re going to move here in warp speed for the Senate, which almost never does anything quickly,” McConnell said.
McConnell reiterated that the Senate is committed to helping all 320 million Americans get through this pandemic as easily as possible.