Legislation to help with the economic fallout of the coronavirus is going to have to wait another day. While Democratic leader Chuck Schumer insisted both sides were close to an agreement early yesterday – they clearly weren’t. Democrats blocked the measure from passing twice yesterday. The reason depends on your perspective.
While Democrats continue to decry $500-million in ‘corporate bailouts,’ Republicans are pointing to “sneak ins” by the Dems, which include $35-million in funding they wanted for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as well a so-called “green stimulus” plan that would spend millions on ‘green energy.’
Either way, President Trump is pushing lawmakers to get the bill done. During a White House briefing, Trump urged Republicans and Democrats to pass the Senate bill as written. He said Senators need to "get together" and stop with the "partisan politics,” adding Senators “don't have a choice but to make a deal.”
Source: NBC News
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