It’s time for talking, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, now that the Senate voted 96-0 to fast-track a coronavirus relief bill.
As the number of coronavirus cases rises daily and Americans wait for leadership and action from Congress, the California Democrat on Wednesday dashed any hopes for action on Thursday.
“What I would like to see, because this is a $2 trillion bill, I’d like to see a good debate on the floor. People will say yes or no on either side, and then we’ll take a voice vote,” Pelosi told reporters, according to Politico.
The Senate action came despite reservations about several items in the package. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said passage was necessary.
“This is not even a stimulus package. It is emergency relief. Emergency relief. That’s what this is,” the Kentucky Republican said Wednesday.
After the vote, McConnell said