Coronavirus stimulus bill fails to pass in second vote

Posted at 2:32 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 14:32:06-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NBC News reports that a second vote to pass the coronavirus stimulus bill failed Monday afternoon.

It's reported that partisan tensions erupted Monday afternoon as lawmakers from each side of the aisle accused one another of holding up negotiations.

"This body can't get its act together and the only reason it can't get its act together is right over here on the other side of the aisle," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell (R-KY). NBC News reports that Democrats and Republicans have negotiated, but according to Senator McConnell, there are a number of changes, requested by Democrats.

"Tax credits for solar energy and wind energy. Provisions to force employers to give special new treatment to Big Labor. And listen to this — new emissions standards for the airlines. Are you kidding me?" McConnell said.

Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tells the media that he believes they are very close to reaching an agreement.

This is a developing story and will be updated.