Senate to vote Thursday on GOP coronavirus bill

The Senate will vote Thursday on a scaled-down GOP coronavirus relief bill. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters, as he headed to his office off the Senate floor, that he expected a vote on Thursday. The timeline comes after McConnell indicated in a statement earlier this week that a vote could take place "as soon as this week." Because McConnell is expected to tee up the bill on Tuesday, the earliest a vote could have taken place was Thursday. "Republicans are making yet another overture. Today we're releasing a targeted proposal that focuses on several of the most urgent aspects of this crisis, issues where bipartisanship should be especially possible," McConnell said during a Senate floor speech.