Another stimulus bill?
Despite being in recess a group of Democrats are pushing for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring lawmakers back and take up the next coronavirus relief package.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, is urging McConnell, R-Kentucky, to cancel the rest of the Senate’s July 4 recess so they can discuss the coronavirus relief package.
That bill was passed by the House seven weeks ago.
“[We’re] facing the most serious catastrophic crisis of our lifetime in both healthcare and our economy,” Blumenthal said.
McConnell signaled earlier in the week that he expects another relief package to be taken up by Senate. However, that it would need to wait until after recess ends.
“We had hoped we’d be on the way to saying goodbye to this healthcare pandemic, clearly it is not over,” he said.