In a letter last month, the senator said the agency administering the loans issued guidance that could end up stiffing accountants and other agents who helped businesses obtain the money.
McConnell said he doesn’t expect any Republican senators to vote to prevent the U.S. government from defaulting on its loans in the coming weeks.
The move is guaranteed to spark major backlash among House Republicans.
Republicans say the vote to move forward on a bipartisan infrastructure deal will fail, but centrists are trying to shore up the votes for next week.
The White House has been talking to House members. But dissatisfaction is brewing over policy and process.
The variant’s arrival on the Hill has shaken its slow return to normalcy.
The latest entrant, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes on Tuesday, brings the highest profile but isn’t a field-clearer.
The GOP leader’s choices to investigate the Capitol riot include conservative all-stars — and antagonists of the left — such as Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).
The Senate majority leader is courting moderates, channeling progressives and keeping a GOP channel open. It might not be enough.