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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, issued the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked cloture on a targeted coronavirus relief bill.

“Once again, Democrats have hung the American people out to dry. Republicans proposed targeted relief for those hardest hit by the virus. A majority of the Senate supported it.

“We want to keep people on small business payrolls and on the job. We want to get children safely back to school so they don’t fall behind. Most of all, we have to invest in the race for a vaccine, despite the outrageous fearmongering from the Democrat vice-presidential candidate.

“Democrats clearly have different goals in mind. Democrats have shown that they stand for political games for political gain. Republicans will continue to fight for the American people.”