Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer: GOP needs to stop 'political posturing' on coronavirus legislation

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer on Monday re-upped a list of demands that Democrats want to see in the next round of coronavirus legislation, indicating that Congress is still far apart on coalescing around another bill amid the pandemic.
“We have real problems facing this country, and it’s time for the Republicans to quit the political posturing by proposing bills they know will not pass either chamber and get serious and work with us towards a solution,” Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, and Mr. Schumer, New York Democrat, said in a joint statement.
Senate Democrats last week blocked quick action on a $250 billion boost for a popular $350 billion program that provides loans to small businesses to help them keep workers on their payroll amid the epidemic.
The “Paycheck Protection Program” had been part of the $2.2 trillion economic rescue package that recently cleared Congress, but it’s in danger of running out of money because of the overwhelming demand.
On Monday, the Democratic leaders said that too many eligible small businesses are getting left out of the first round of funding and called for Small Business Administration disaster loans and grants to be increased to meet demand.
They also referred to a previous request to boost funding for SNAP benefits, or food stamps, and said the country can’t realistically open back up without an expansion in testing.
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