Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Wednesday that “Washington drama does not matter anymore” and vowed to pass the Coronavirus package today.
“That Washington drama does not matter any more. The Senate is going to stand together, act together, and pass this historic relief package today,” McConnell said.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: “That Washington drama does not matter any more. The Senate is going to stand together, act together, and pass this historic relief package today.” https://t.co/BiJQa3Tcc4 pic.twitter.com/NHLm0lTDxw
— ABC News (@ABC) March 25, 2020
The White House and Senate leaders reached a deal in the middle of the night for a massive stimulus package to bolster the economy during the Coronavirus outbreak.
The package will reportedly contain aid for both workers and businesses. Hospitals will also receive significant funding.
The text is supposed to come out Wednesday according to two GOP Senate aides who spoke to the Daily Caller.
But Speaker Pelosi has no urgency whatsoever because she doesn’t care about the American people suffering.
Pelosi, who famously said during the passage of Obamacare ‘we have to pass the bill to see what’s in it,’ delayed the vote on the Senate’s Coronavirus stimulus package on Wednesday morning.
The House was in session for 2 minutes Wednesday morning because Pelosi wouldn’t commit to a vote until Thursday (maybe).
House Democrats couldn't put more than 115 seconds into their work day today? Thank God these people aren't staffing our hospitals. https://t.co/UlUWR6WgRJ
— John Ashbrook (@JohnAshbrook) March 25, 2020
If the Senate and White House can work through the night to reach a deal, Pelosi should also have some urgency and hold a vote on the stimulus bill as soon as possible.
The House adjourned until Thursday with no plans to meet again at all today.
House will not pass coronavirus bill today. Already gaveled in, gaveled out of pro fotm session. Senior sources say House won’t meet again later today
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 25, 2020
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said in a letter that he will give Representatives 24 hours’ notice before the House acts.
“Before we can determine when and how the House will consider this legislation, we must have the final legislative text and clear direction on when the Senate will vote. I remain committed to giving House Members 24 hours’ notice before the House acts.”