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Coronavirus stimulus bill fails to move forward, McConnell cites 'obstruction'

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMarch 22, 2020, 4:41 PM UTC / Updated March 23, 2020, 12:24 AM UTCBy Allan Smith, Haley Talbot, Julie Tsirkin and Josh LedermanA vote to advance the massive coronavirus stimulus bill failed Sunday night in the Senate as negotiations so far had yet to produce a deal on the more than $1 trillion aid package.Republicans, who needed 60 votes to move forward on the bill, weren't able to win over any Democrats to proceed, meaning no aid will flow to the economy — including checks to individuals, help for small businesses and bailouts for big corporations — until a deal is reached.Democrats said that they w ...