Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) faces criticism for proposing a bipartisan proposal for further encouragement, a waste of time after detailing his own plan and insisting that priority be given to President Donald Trump’s support.
It has been more than eight months since the President signed COVID-19’s latest major aid package, the CARES Act. The protracted stalemate in attempting to follow up continues.
A group of Republican and Democrat representatives unveiled a $ 908 billion compromise proposal on Tuesday to break the deadlock.
Asked what was said at this press conference for this pitch and that the House would have to hand over something and sign the president, McConnell said, “We just don’t have time to waste time. We have a few weeks left Obviously he needs bipartisan support, to get out of Congress, but requires a presidential signature.
“This government will definitely be in place next month. I think the place where we have to start is whether we are really making a law or just making a point.
“And I think the way you make a law, you’re sure you know you’ve got a presidential signature.”
He added that there was a consensus that “looking forward to next year is not the answer” and “urging the development of a targeted aid plan that includes the things we can agree on”.
Senator Tina Smith (D-MN), in response to those comments, said the comments were “classic Mitch McConnell’s” and regretted her position for blocking the stimuli.
“No one knows more about wasting time than McConnell,” Smith tweeted.
“He asked the Senate not to do anything on COVID in November. In October. September. August. It’s been painful since it’s been going on. He’s unwilling to negotiate with Democrats. And he wants to talk about wasting time?”
Smith added, “I’ve never seen a place like Mitch McConnell, the U.S. Senate. It’s like he owns it. If he doesn’t like something, it’s a ‘waste of time,’ and it’s over.”
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said the plan was not perfect, but “good.”
“While it may not be a perfect plan, it is good – and much better than absolutely nothing, which is the worst possible outcome and what Senator McConnell desires,” he tweeted.
In an interview with CNN, he said the deal came about as a “middle ground” and a compromise, highlighting the spending needs of Republican and Democrat headgear, and that its top line fell somewhere in the middle.
“It is taking over the responsibilities of the Senate and the House with the President of the United States, which in no way can conduct business in the United States Senate,” Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) said at MSNBC.
“Especially right after this very positive development, an agreement defining the framework of a bipartisan agreement. As already mentioned, it does not have everything everyone wants. I see it as a temporary measure to guide us through these very difficult winter months like the coron virus. it is growing rapidly as people are hurt as much of the protection expires in late December.
“It would be utterly shameful for Congress to go home for the Christmas holidays in late December, without further relief to the American people.”
He added: “Here we see Mitch McConnell pouring cold water on a bipartisan proposal from his own two Senate members.”
These remarks point to a growing demand for some acceptance, with leaders on both sides vehemently taking over the lack of movement.
Among Republican lawmakers are those who regret the constant delay.
Representative Tom Reed (R-NY), who previously suggested that the Georgian runoff should divert attention from the stimulus talks, and co-chair of Problem Solvers Caucus, made progress on both sides in the field of leadership.
He called for an end to the “partisan brawl” to hand over a package.
Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) said he felt the COVID-19 aid bill should be adopted before the end of the year.
“We now need to accept a COVID19 aid bill before we postpone the end of the year.” he said in a tweet.
He said it was “a long time since the action” and added, “It’s time to act again.”
While McConnell was criticized for his comments on the bipartisan proposal, Democrat figures also did not appear in it.
Top spending has been a problem in the past, with Democrat proposals passing both the Heroes Act and an updated version of about $ 2.2 trillion in the House, but rejected in the Senate.
McConnell was instead pushing for something in the $ 500 billion band. Democrats say such proposals do not meet the needs of the crisis.
Newsweek approached the above-mentioned legislators for comments.
The controversy involves confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States during the pandemic, which exceeded 13 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The Statista chart below shows the nations that confirmed the cases on November 30 based on most data.