Kevin McCarthy calls for Democratic support on coronavirus relief discharge petition

Kevin McCarthy calls for Democratic support on coronavirus relief discharge petition


Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called on House Democrats to sign onto a Republican petition that would force a vote on a handful of coronavirus relief measures.

“There’s no more time to delay. We must act now we are in session,” the California Republican said at a press conference Thursday. “I call on every member in this chamber, especially the Democrat moderates who complained about Nancy Pelosi’s failure in delivering the COVID deal to sign Jamie Herrera Beutler’s Paycheck Protection Program discharge petition.”

The petition, introduced back in September by Ms. Herrera Beutler of Washington, would force a vote on a targeted fix to fund the expired small-business Paycheck Protection Program with more than $130 billion in unspent money.

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Mr. McCarthy specifically called out the Democrats that signed onto a letter in September addressed to him and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, calling for Congress to stay in session until a more relief was passed.

During the early fall,

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