(HorizonPost.com) – Talks of a coronavirus relief package have been stalled for months, in large part because Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) decided to hold it hostage as a way to gain political “leverage.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has championed a narrowly-constructed $500-billion package, and on December 2, President Donald Trump announced he’d be willing to sign the bill if it comes to his desk.
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Another proposal totaling approximately $900 billion appears to be gaining bipartisan support as a starting point for further negotiations. However, the Kentucky Senator is not in favor of it because it’s only a starting point. He believes he’s already built a plan that offers the American citizens a quicker path to the relief that is so desperately needed.
With the president’s endorsement of the smaller proposal, it would likely get money where it’s needed before the bare-bones proposal is ever agreed to. McConnell’s plan might lead to a patchwork set of legislation, but the question becomes what further damage the people of the country experience waiting for a full “quilt” bill?
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