McConnell not confident another relief bill will pass


MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made a visit to Kentucky to discuss the impact of the CARES Act with frontline workers.

Friday, he met with employees at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, a hospital that received 8 million dollars from the CARES Act.

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McConnell thanked the staff, while also rehashing some of the other resources the funding was used for, such as helping small businesses and schools.

He says it’s time for another relief bill to pass, but the Senate and House are in a gridlock over disagreements on what the money should be spent on.

“I wish I could tell you we were gonna get another package, but it doesn’t look that good right now,” McConnell said.

McConnell says he hopes they can overcome their differences, but he’s not confident the bill will pass before the November election.

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Bobbi McSwine joined the ABC 36 News Team in March 2020. She started as a Web Content Producer in November 2019. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL, known to many as the “Windy City.” She studied journalism at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. While in school, she had a number of internships ranging from Free Spirit Media, ABC 7 Chicago and Illinois Public Media. She fell in love with writing in high school and paired that with a newfound passion for storytelling in college. She misses her hometown, but she loves the horses and rich history in Lexington. When she’s not working, she’s probably listening to music or binge-watching Netflix. She’s always looking to get to know more people in Central Kentucky, so feel free to shoot her a message on Facebook @BobbiWTVQ, follow her on Twitter @McSwineB_News, or send her an email at