(RightWing.org) – The Democrat congressional leadership is coming under growing pressure to agree to the latest round of coronavirus stimulus funding. As of November 30, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) have blocked any attempt to pass a stimulus bill for eight months running, and now, even their fellow Dems are running out of patience.
“There are a lot of people really hurting in the country, I hope that they can agree on something soon.”@SpeakerPelosi and @SenSchumer are facing more calls to pass a smaller #Relief measure, weeks after talks between them and the @WhiteHouse stalled. https://t.co/xIU6P6EAYZ
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) November 30, 2020
President Trump and the Senate majority have been trying to pass a funding bill that would extend unemployment benefits and hand out a new round of stimulus checks. Pelosi and Schumer aren’t interested in a bill that simply helps hard-pressed American workers, though. They insist the only acceptable option is a $2.2 trillion splurge on a range of the left’s pet projects.
Austan Goolsbee, a former economic adviser in the Obama administration, disagrees with Pelosi and Shumer. He says the country needs relief spending now, even if it isn’t as much as Pelosi is demanding. Representative Tom Reed (R-NY), who chairs a bipartisan caucus in the House, says lawmakers need to stop getting distracted with other matters – and many Democrats agree – that the American people need help — and they need it now.
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