Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) formally unveiled the GOP coronavirus relief proposal on Monday, after a week of disagreements between the White House and fellow Senate Republicans that will now set the stage for a showdown with Democrats over a fifth package bill before the August Recess.
Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) expressed disappointment over the Senate GOP coronavirus stimulus package that includes a provision to give state and local government more flexibility on how they can use $150 billion, saying Congress “shouldn’t be bailing out” states for their bad budgeting.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) slammed President Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic saying the “Trump virus is rolling like a freight train” because he is “practically the biggest failure” in American history.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) lambasted Senate Republicans for being so “disorganized” and “chaotic” as they remain internally divided on several key issues to reach an agreement on a GOP coronavirus stimulus proposal.
President Trump threatened to withhold federal funds two states with Democratic governors that are expanding mail-in-voting access in an effort to avoid crowded polling centers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Democrats unveiled their phase 4 coronavirus relief package on Tuesday that would provide billions in bailout to cash-strapped states and local governments, expand direct payment eligibility to undocumented immigrants as well as a list of other Democratic priorities.