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McConnell dashes hopes for $2,000 coronavirus relief checks in standalone bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday again rebuffed a push for the Senate to take up a bill increasing coronavirus relief checks to Americans from $600 to $2,000, saying instead that the increased direct payments would remain linked with nixing a legal shield for internet companies and creating a commission to examine election integrity. […]

Senator Mitch McConnell re-elected to 7th term in Kentucky

CBS News projects Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has won re-election in Kentucky. McConnell was elected to his seventh term, defeating Democratic candidate Amy McGrath. McConnell, who is often criticized by his Democratic colleagues, is defending his title as majority leader, as several Senate seats are up for grabs. Republicans hold a slim 53-47 […]