New coronavirus stimulus bill unlikely to pass before election, says top Senate Republican

The US Department of Labor reported the August employment numbers last week, and while the unemployment rate fell from 10.2% in July to 8.4%, there are more than 13.6 million unemployed Americans and over 29 million claiming unemployment insurance benefits. It is abundantly clear that the financial hardship caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic is as pressing an issue as ever, but Congress can’t come to an agreement about more aid.

The House passed the HEROES Act back in May, a $3…

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