Senate Republicans are refusing to pass more aid to the American people during the pandemic and it is costing Donald Trump.
Manu Raju had this quote from Sen. Ron Johnson:
More pushback within GOP. Ron Johnson: “I am not going to authorize a dime until I understand what we’ve done.”
“I don’t think at this point in time, in the next three weeks, (we can) quickly rush through another trillion dollars of spending. I just don’t see the need for it.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 22, 2020
Mitch McConnell is refusing to pass a bill unless big corporations get liability protection from being sued by their employees during the pandemic:
Ensuring the health and safety of families, workers, and communities should be Congress’ top priority. Period.
— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) July 22, 2020
Donald Trump needs another pandemic relief bill passed right now. Contrary to the folk tales coming out of the White House and the Republican Party, the economy isn’t going to bounce back on its own.
Trump and his party are running out of time. If Republicans don’t pass a bill in the next three weeks, it will be too late to pass and implement any large scale relief package before the election. Republicans think that they are playing to their base by pushing the fantasy that the economy will come back on its own, but all that they are doing is getting themselves and Trump voted out of office in November.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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