U.S. Senate leader opposes infrastructure spending in next coronavirus relief bill: Axios


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on his Republican colleagues on Tuesday to oppose an effort by the White House to insert infrastructure spending measures in an expected fourth coronavirus relief bill, Axios reported.

“We need to keep the White House in the box,” he told senators, Axios said, citing two sources familiar with the call. “The Democrats and the White House both need to get the message,” the sources quoted McConnell as saying.

President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican, has called for $2 trillion in infrastructure spending.

Reporting by Tim Ahmann