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GOP Fiscal Hawks Rediscover Their Voice in New Stimulus Fight

  • McConnell’s virus relief plan hits resistance within party
  • Critics include potential future GOP presidential candidates
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GOP’s Stimulus Bill Faces Uphill Battle

Republican fiscal conservatives are reasserting themselves in the debate over another stimulus bill, attempting to put the brakes on new spending after their party presided over tax cuts and spending that have swelled the federal deficit.

The renewed concern about deficits and debt comes a few months after the House and Senate approved with overwhelming bipartisan votes the biggest economic stimulus package in history, and as Congress wrangles a follow-on measure with the economy staggered by another surge of coronavirus cases and deaths.