Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took the floor of the Senate to deliver a message of confidence to the American people, even during an intense period of partisan gridlock.
Leader McConnell emphasized just how important this relief package is for the American people, many of whom are suffering economic hardship due to the repercussions of COVID-19. His Democratic colleagues have resisted passing the package throughout the week:
McConnell: "This is not even a stimulus package. This is emergency relief."— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) March 25, 2020
This is true and a point i've been trying to make. This is basically a bridge loan to the U.S. economy. This is to keep things from completely falling off of a cliff, not stimulate growth.
McConnell says he’ll leave it to others to compare bipartisan plan Ds filibustered for 3 days vs. what they’ve finally agreed to. Clear implication is that Schumer squandered lots of crucial time for marginal shifts. McConnell says political games are over & it’s time to vote.— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 25, 2020
Leader McConnell wrapped up by praising the brave efforts of Americans on the frontlines who have stepped up during this trying time, and vowed to provide the resources necessary. McConnell expressed his confidence in the American people, and that the nation will win this fight:
Sen Mitch McConnell: we will give American heroes the resources they need to win this fight pic.twitter.com/cGDFnOye9b— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 25, 2020
"All the Senate can do is to give them the resources to do it.— Doug Andres (@DougAndres) March 25, 2020
So that’s exactly what we are going to do today."
MCCONNELL: “This strange new reality has forced our nation onto something like a wartime footing.— Suzanne Youngblood Lane (@SuzYoungblood) March 25, 2020
A fight has arrived on our shores. We did not seek it. We did not want it. But now, we are going to win it.”
McConnell: This fight is not going to be won or lost in Washington D.C. It is the American people who will beat this virus.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 25, 2020
After much partisan fighting, and resistance from Democrats, the Senate is set to finally pass an economic relief package to alleviate the suffering of American workers during COVID-19.