(TargetLiberty.org) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urged Congress to pass a new coronavirus stimulus bill on Monday, November 30, telling the Senate there’s “no reason” the vital spending can’t be approved by the end of the year. Of course, that depends on the Democrat leadership abandoning their blocking tactics.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to lock down GOP support for new stimulus. pic.twitter.com/FpwkKywZGq
— CNN Early Start (@EarlyStart) December 2, 2020
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) have been holding out for a $2.2-trillion blowout on a left-wing shopping list, and refusing to approve anything smaller. Meanwhile, Republicans want to invest about $500 billion in protecting American jobs and workers.
On December 1, McConnell told his fellow senators, “There is no reason — none — why we should not deliver another major pandemic relief package.” The problem is time is running out. Congress needs to agree to new funding for the federal government by December 11 to avoid another government shutdown, and that’s going to eat into the limited time available.
With many Democrats now willing to vote for the GOP’s targeted relief plans, it’s down to Pelosi and Schumer to get out of the way.
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