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Mitch McConnell just threw cold water on the immediate prospect of further coronavirus aid, citing 'extraordinary' national debt

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  • McConnell said there would not be another coronavirus relief bill in the near future, citing the national debt as "a matter of genuine concern."
  • "You've seen the talk from both sides about acting, but my goal from the beginning of this, given the extraordinary numbers that we're racking up to the national debt, is that we need to be as cautious as we can be," he said.
  • Republicans and Democrats, though, say more aid is immediate needed to deal with the extraordinary public health and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus.
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Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hit the brakes on the prospect of another immediate round of federal coronavirus relief late on Tuesday, citing the mounting national debt.

On the same day the Senate approved another $480 billion of spending to aid small businesses and hospitals, the  Republican senator from Kentucky said the $24 trillion debt was "a matter of genuine concern."

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