Today, our national public health and economic crisis continues without additional legislative action.
Reports over the weekend indicate that the Speaker of the House and the Minority Leader believe they can hold out for a massive, unwieldy bill that includes unrelated policies, yet refuse to consider action where there is already consensus.
The New York Times reported the Speaker “believes she has the upper hand” and “does not intend to lose it.”
The other side refuses to support even the relief measures where there is bipartisan agreement, such as providing additional funds for unemployment benefits, the Paycheck Protection Program, education, voting, state and local governments, recovery checks, and hiring and employee retention incentives.
This shows us where their priorities are: politics, not people.
What a shame.