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Senator Mitch McConnell talks about new targeted stimulus

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Posted at 7:52 AM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 07:52:06-04

HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is speaking out about a new, targeted stimulus bill.

While Senator McConnell is still here in the state this week while the Senate is on break, he says work on the new package is a top priority.

During an event in Henderson County Tuesday, Senator McConnell said that restoring the economy is a bi-partisan issue.

He added that the economy has been destroyed by the pandemic, but worries politics may get in the way as election season ramps up. Senator McConnell says he's hoping to prioritize help for those who need it most while balancing the health needs of the country.

"The biggest hit on our people was the hospitality industry, restaurants, hotels, they got hit the hardest and they are going to need some additional support and of course healthcare," said McConnell, "So, wrapping it up, in the next package, liability packages, kids back in school, jobs slash unemployment and healthcare, it's where I think we will be headed."

McConnell also reiterated his beliefs about wearing a mask, saying it's not a political move. He says it's just a way to keep yourself and those around you safe.