That's because members on both sides of the aisle within the U.S. Congress have failed to reach anything close to an agreement regarding another coronavirus economic relief package, and the latest bad news on that front came Thursday.
"If Donald Trump and Leader McConnell were actually committed to helping Americans, they would work with Democrats on bipartisan legislation that includes robust and monthly direct cash assistance", Markey told MassLive on Wednesday.
With fewer than two months until the election, the odds for a massive stimulus compromise meant to help bolster small businesses, provide additional unemployment benefits and give more money to schools as they adapt amid the coronavirus pandemic have fallen practically to zero. "But senators who want to move forward will vote 'yes.' They'll vote to advance this process so we can shape it into a bipartisan product and make a law for the American people", McConnell said on the Senate floor Thursday.
'Those negotiations are separate from this, ' Pelosi said during her weekly news conference on Thursday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and other key players have said they support a second round of stimulus checks.
"We need every penny in order to stop this". That's all we can do, is tee it up and go with it, ' Shelby said.
Fix our Senate will be run by Eli Zupnick, a former top aide to Sen. "The same Republicans who just voted to provide $740 billion for the Pentagon and the military-industrial complex to wage endless wars are now telling 30 million workers who lost their jobs that we can not afford to continue the $600-a-week supplement they were receiving in unemployment benefits". Chuck Schumer of New York, left, with Sen.
"While the president was lying to the American people about the coronavirus, Senate Republicans were following suit in spirit".
"So, the idea that Democrats - who passed a comprehensive relief package through the House almost four months ago - are the cause of delay and obstruction is ridiculous".
While the US economy is showing some signs of recovery, including increased retail spending and hospitality industry hiring, other segments have been slower to recover.
The Republican bill would renew a federal unemployment benefit, but at a lower level than Democrats sought.
The panicked atmosphere that drove passage of the $2-trillion landmark Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or Cares, Act in March has dissipated as the nation powers through the pandemic with partial re-openings of businesses and schools, though the economy lags and the virus continues to badly disrupt life in the United States. The U.S.is also home to a world-leading 6.3 million coronavirus infections, almost one-quarter of the more than 27.3 million worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.