'An Unserious Effort:' Leader McConnell Blasts Speaker Pelosi's $3T Coronavirus Bill

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Posted: May 14, 2020 12:15 PM
'An Unserious Effort:' Leader McConnell Blasts Speaker Pelosi's $3T Coronavirus Bill

Source: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Debate over additional coronavirus relief packages continues on Capitol Hill. Speaker Pelosi intends to bring her latest proposal, the HEROES Act, to a vote in her chamber on Friday. Once again, Speaker Pelosi’s legislation is filled with partisan line-items, unrelated bailouts and special interest funding. The 1,815 page bill which totals to $3 trillion of federal spending, was crafted without any input from Republicans, and is highly unlikely to move forward. Speaker Pelosi attempts to move this legislation forward while she refuses to call the House back to D.C.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats on their attempt to push their ideological agenda through a relief package, yet again:

Leader McConnell also echoed the sentiments of House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy on Speaker Pelosi's effort to implement voting by proxy for the House, which is currently under consideration. Republicans object to remote voting, arguing that members of the House should be working in D.C. as the Senate is. Such a rule change would be a complete overhaul of traditional voting procedure:

Speaker Pelosi's spending bill is slated for a vote in the lower chamber on Friday.

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