Presumed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Friday that Senate Republicans are “extremely stupid” for not passing a $ 3 trillion coronavirus bill approved by the Democratic House of Representatives last month.
Republicans mocked the 1,800-page democracy package as a “messaging bill” because it was unilaterally drafted, unlike four previous packages of Corona Viruses that were the result of lengthy negotiations.
“She passed through the house,” Biden said. “Get state and local governments the funding you need to keep millions of people at work. Because they are here – they’re very stupid, darn stupid. If you don’t have people at work dealing with controlling the virus, it will get worse.”
The statements of the former Vice President of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Staff Members (AFSCME) I mentioned it first By Hill.
“[House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi Biden said Democrats are pushing hard as a hell to finance local communities. “The truth of the matter is that every town you work in … they have a budget and they cannot afford to spend. The only operation in the world that can do this is the federal government.”
Some Democrats recognized that the bill, passed in May, was merely a prelude to negotiations. The bill would give nearly $ 1 trillion to state and local governments, create a $ 200 billion “champion fund” with risk premium for medical workers, allocate $ 175 billion for rent and mortgage aid, and spend $ 75 billion on virus testing and communication tracking.
The law would also authorize another round of stimulus checks of up to $ 1,200 and extend the federal reinforcement of $ 600 in unemployment insurance payments until January 2021. The increase currently continues until July.
White House officials expect to start negotiating the next coronavirus package in July.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Is pushing for legislation that includes liability protection as companies reopen from the epidemic that has sickened more than 2 million Americans and killed more than 114,000.
President Trump wants legislation that includes a temporary payroll tax cut to stimulate the economy, and some Republicans oppose extending unemployment wages, saying it will motivate people not to work.
After passing the fourth major coronavirus package in March, Republicans said they wanted to pause for reflection and contemplation of the proposed bailouts from the country. The $ 670bn small business loan program has used funds slower than expected, and a stock market boom coupled with lower unemployment has eased pressure to pass another bill.