House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke to her fellow Democrats in the House Tuesday morning, stating she wants everyone to stay in session until some sort of bipartisan agreement is reached on the long-stalled COVID-19 aid package.
Just to make it clear, Republicans have been waiting for the Democrats to get on board with their proposal for another aid package for quite some time now. However, the radical left wants to use this pandemic for political purposes, to ask for specific items they want passed into law or else they won’t support the package.
Nothing like politicizing the suffering of American citizens, right?
via Washington Examiner:
Democratic aides confirmed that the California Democrat made the announcement during a morning phone call with rank-and-file lawmakers.
The House had planned to adjourn by early October in order to allow lawmakers to campaign ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Pelosi’s announcement would make it more difficult for vulnerable Democrats campaigning in swing districts, but according to those on the call, most Democrats support staying in session.
Democrats and Republicans have been unable to reach a deal on a new round of federal aid. Democrats passed a $3 trillion measure in May and have increased the price of their proposal to $3.7 trillion. They told Republicans they would settle for a $2.2 trillion package.
Republicans say that $2.2 trillion is far too much money. Keep in mind that Congress already gave out nearly $3 trillion in federal aid for the coronavirus. We can’t just keep on spending money. Contrary to what the left thinks, you can’t just print money without dire economic consequences.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has offered $1.5 trillion.
Guess we’ll just have to wait and see what kind of compromises Pelosi and friends are expecting in order to get this passed.