Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) delayed an initial vote related to a mammoth coronavirus stimulus package until later Sunday as a deal over the bill remains elusive.
McConnell moved the vote on a “shell” bill, which the text of the stimulus package would be added to, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m on Sunday.
The decision comes after McConnell had appeared determined to move forward even as Democrats fumed over the stimulus bill being circulated by Republicans.
“The risks to our country grow every single day that we do not act. …And that’s why we are going to hold our first procedural vote in just a few minutes,” McConnell said from the Senate floor, less than an hour before punting it until early evening.