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Pelosi outlines plans for fourth coronavirus relief package (Washington Examiner)
Congress must begin drafting a fourth relief package to deal with the impact of the coronavirus, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.
Pelosi, a California Democrats, said the $2 trillion economic relief measure the Senate passed last Wednesday is insufficient to address the needs of state and local governments, workers, and other entities affected by the spread of the virus.
Pelosi said she would begin working on the legislation, but a final deal will have to be crafted between leaders in both parties. [Read More]
Cardi B is slamming celebrities for sowing confusion about the coronavirus, and blasting the government for not curbing the spread of the pandemic that she says “could’ve been prevented.”
In a video posted Tuesday on Instagram, the New York-born rapper said she has a message for entertainers about the “confusion that the general public” has regarding the coronavirus. [Read More]
After joining several Republican colleagues in threatening to block the $2 trillion stimulus bill, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says he now plans to vote for the legislation.
Appearing on Hannity Wednesday night, the South Carolina senator said that for him, the pluses of the stimulus outweigh the minuses.
“There’s a lot of good in this bill,” Graham said. “I’m going to vote for it.” [Read More]
Speaker Nancy Pelosi celebrated her 80th birthday Thursday getting ready to shepherd the biggest economic bill in history through the U.S. House she leads. The Senate version of the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill turned out to be 880 pages long, presumably a coincidence and not a tribute.
Reporters greeted her with a chorus of “happy birthdays” when she arrived for a briefing in the Capitol. “I’m not celebrating, though, until I can hug my grandbabies,” she replied with a smile. “Waiting for that day.” [Read More]