March 2, 2020 / 9:18 PM / a month ago

U.S. Senate leader wants to pass coronavirus bill within two weeks

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to the media following weekly Senate policy lunches at the Capitol in Washington, U.S., February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he wanted the Senate to pass a spending bill for the coronavirus “within the next two weeks.”

The bill is expected to provide billions of dollars for the virus response. The House of Representatives is expected to vote on its version of the legislation as soon as Wednesday.

Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Sandra Maler

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