Senate Republicans preparing $500B virus relief proposal
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator says Senate GOP leaders are preparing a slimmed-down virus relief package of roughly $500 billion.
Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt says it will include extended payments for unemployed people and for suffering smaller businesses and money for work aimed at combating the coronavirus.
A GOP aide says the measure also includes $10 billion for the Postal Service.
That agency has become a campaign-season battlefield over whether it will have enough resources to handle an expected flood of mail-in ballots for this November’s presidential and congressional elections.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly asserted without evidence that mail-in voting is prone to rampant fraud.