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Tue Oct 13, 2020, 02:50 AM

'Peoples Needs Can't Wait': To Put Onus On Senate R's, Progs Urge Pelosi Take $1.8T Covid Relief Pkg

'People in Need Can't Wait': To Put Onus on Senate GOP, Progressives Urge Pelosi to Take $1.8 Trillion Covid Relief Package. "Rejecting any chance at a deal now means asking these struggling families to hold on for another couple of months before they get any help." Common Dreams, Oct. 12, 2020.

With tens of millions still out of work and struggling to afford basic necessities as the coronavirus-induced economic collapse shows no sign of relenting, some progressives are urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to accept a far-from-perfect $1.8 trillion compromise relief package offered by the Trump White House, warning that failure to pass any additional aid before the November election would be both morally and politically disastrous.

"If Congress doesn't pass another round of economic rescues, then this will be one of the worst winters in American history."- Ryan Cooper, The Week. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin presented the $1.8 trillion counteroffer to Pelosi last Friday in an effort to revive talks that President Donald Trump threw into chaos, and nearly killed entirely, just days earlier.

While the top-line figure is a far cry from the $3.4 trillion HEROES Act the House passed in May and significantly less than the $2.2 trillion revised version approved earlier this month, the proposed legislationówhich has drawn criticism from both Pelosi and Senate Republicansówould provide substantial relief to the unemployed, an additional round of stimulus checks, and $300 billion in desperately needed funding for state and local governments.

"People in need can't wait until February," tweeted Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), alluding to the likelihood that failure to pass relief legislation before next month's election would likely delay any future stimulus talks until after the next president's inauguration...


- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill, Oct. 9, 2020.

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Tue Oct 13, 2020, 07:24 AM

1. Why push the dems to cave ... does it have immunity from covid lawsuits that corp america wants?

It's only one congressman ... here goes the rightwing media trying to be our friend

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Tue Oct 13, 2020, 11:24 AM

2. Because there are a lot of people and economy in trouble. Extend, Democrats can do up one

when the get in there and extend to June of 2021 and see how that goes. But it needs to get done before Dec 26, 2020.

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