Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: Infrastructure will not be in next coronavirus relief bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that infrastructure will not be part of Congress’s next coronavirus relief package, even as President Trump has pushed for it to be included.

McConnell, speaking to Fox News, said that while he was interested in passing an infrastructure bill, it was “unrelated” to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which Congress is expected to address with another bill as soon as next month.

“We have an equal interest in doing an infrastructure bill. We don’t have an equal interest in borrowing money from future generations to pay for it. In other words, it’s unrelated to the coronavirus pandemic,” McConnell said.