During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) stated that President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have “refused to compromise” on coronavirus relief and that the White House’s latest proposal “is not only insufficient; in many cases it would make matters worse.”
“Hello, I’m Congresswoman Barbara Lee. I’m privileged to represent California’s thirteenth Congressional District, which includes Oakland and the East Bay area.
I serve on the Appropriations Committee in the House of Representatives, Co-Chair of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee and I serve as the Chair of the Majority Leader’s Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity.
Today, I’d like to talk to you about what House Democrats are fighting for in order to crush the COVID pandemic and provide Americans with much needed economic help.
Over 215,000 people have lost their lives to this pandemic, and unemployment rates are reaching record highs.