On Thursday, Politico's Jake Sherman reported that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has told his caucus he plans to oppose the coronavirus relief bill being crafted by House Democrats.
NEWS — @GOPLeader KEVIN MCCARTHY told Republicans that he is opposed to the Democrats coronavirus bill, a blow to h… https://t.co/n1wVB3KGYW— Jake Sherman (@Jake Sherman) 1584019447.0
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin are attempting to negotiate changes to the bill, but the White House is currently following McCarthy's lead in opposing its passage, reducing the chances that a bipartisan compromise can be reached.
As currently written, the House bill would mandate free testing for coronavirus, including for people with no insurance; fund up to two weeks of paid sick leave for coronavirus sufferers and caregivers; and allocate $1 billion in food assistance for affected families. The vote is scheduled for later today.