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U.S. Senate leader hopes for quick passage of House coronavirus small business bill

01 Jun 2020 Reuters

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters following a closed Senate Republican policy lunch meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss the response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he hoped the Senate would soon pass legislation already passed by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives easing terms of the coronavirus small-business loan program.

“I hope and anticipate the Senate will soon take up and pass legislation that just passed the House, by an overwhelming vote of 417 to one, to further strengthen the Paycheck Protection Program so it continues working for small businesses that need our help,” McConnell, a Republican, said.

Reporting by Patricia Zengerle and Susan Cornwell; Editing by Leslie Adler

Original Link: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-ppp/u-s-senate-leader-hopes-for-quick-passage-of-house-coronavirus-small-business-bill-idUSKBN2383IR

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