(Tea Party PAC) – House Speaker Nancy “I got my hair did” Pelosi stated on Tuesday that she’s going to ensure that the House stays in session until some sort of deal is reached to provide folks with a shot of relief by providing another coronavirus package, just after the Democratic Party blocked a $650 billion deal offered by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
This isn’t surprising. The radical leftist element in Congress has been taking every opportunity available to use this pandemic for their own political gain. The Democrats hoping to use the deal as a means of getting items on their “wishlist” passed into law without having to have any debates or votes on the material.
Here’s more from NY Post:
Pressure is mounting on lawmakers to pass desperately needed relief for American families, including another round of $1,200 checks, with 60 million people filing jobless claims during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have to stay here until we have a bill,” Pelosi told lawmakers on a Tuesday morning House Democratic Caucus conference call, according to multiple reports.
The current session is due to end on Oct. 2, allowing members to campaign in their districts ahead of the Nov. 3 election.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer clarified that Congressional leadership would stay in town and members would only be called back if a deal was reached.
But aides on both sides of the aisle told The Post they were pessimistic any compromise would be reached before the election — blaming political grandstanding.
Talks between the White House, Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stalled last month and Democrats last week rejected McConnell’s $650 billion “skinny” bill that included $300 supplements payments to the unemployed.
“That GOP bill was a piece of garbage,” one source familiar with the negotiations told The Post of McConnell’s skinny bill. “There was no funding for state and local governments, no transit, nothing for testing, tracing — nothing.”
A Republican Party aide said that McConnell’s bill was totally reasonable, having included $300 unemployment insurance and $105 billion available for schools, and should have been something that had support from both sides of the aisle.
The Democratic Party has been unwilling to make any sort of concessions on budget issues that are included as part of the whopping $3.4 trillion HEROES package passed in May, which also includes funding for federal and state governments.
Long Island GOP Congressman Lee Zeldin told The Post he believed a deal could be “cut instantly” but said Pelosi’s $900 billion ask for state and federal funding was “holding up a win.”
“Congressional Democrats need to come off their $900 billion ask. It doesn’t pass the smell test. It’s more than what state and local governments are asking for,” he said, adding that the White House had been willing to give $150 billion to this cause.
“The American public demands bipartisan compromise and they want to see progress,” he added.
Frustrated by the impasse, members from the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus unveiled their own COVID relief framework on Tuesday, a $1.5 billion compromise with money for coronavirus testing, state and local aid, another lot of $1,200 stimulus checks, and a $450 per-week boost to unemployment.
“What we’re showing today is a deal is not only possible, but more importantly, a deal must be possible because failure is not an option,” Staten Island Rep. Max Rose, a Democratic member of the caucus, told The Post.
“This isn’t a game. This isn’t a red state or a blue state issue. This is an American issue and we must come together as Americans and get the job done,” said Rose, who is involved in a fierce reelection battle with Republican challenger, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, in a purple district.
Reports starting coming out last week detailing the pressure being applied to Speaker Pelosi from the more moderate and vulnerable Democrats to take action now that almost four months have passed since the HEROES act was turned down in the Senate.
Hey, it seems to me that Republicans are more than willing to come to the table and discuss viable, reasonable options to help people suffering right now. The Democrats are the ones that are refusing to negotiate and get something done for the American people.