After doing virtually nothing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for more than four months, Senate Republicans finally came up with a proposal this week that more than 50 of them could agree on: a “skinny” plan to provide $300 billion in new federal dollars, plus $350 billion left over from a previous bill, to boost unemployment benefits, aid small businesses and support schools, among other things.

Then a Democratic filibuster prevented the bill from coming up for a vote, prompting Republicans to complain that Democrats don’t care about people who are suffering. “Every Senate Democrat just voted against hundreds of billions of dollars of COVID-19 relief,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) tweeted. “Their goal is clear: No help for American families before the election.”