Senator Grassley Hits Pelosi And Schumer On Coronavirus Relief Bill

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, is taking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to task for —again— trying to add non-essential riders to coronavirus relief funding. This time they are attempting to mutilate the Phase Four bill coming soon before Congress.

Senator Grassley commented Saturday on Fox Business, “Schumer and Pelosi don’t have a leg to stand on because it’s very clear that the demand for the small business money is going to run out on the 17th of April, and Congress didn’t think big enough when we appropriated that money to get people back to work or to keep them off the unemployment rolls. And, everything else that it seems like Pelosi and Schumer want are things that we still got money in the pot [for] and that we ought to wait and see how this thing plays out before [appropriating] any money.”

He continued, “And, for sure, anything that’s not related to the virus and the immediate pandemic and public health issues and the unemployment with the economy should not be thrown in. Like, for instance, federalizing election laws. What does that have to do with the panic?”

Grassley concluded, “Even those of us that negotiated the CARES Act…we went into it with our eyes open. That looking back three weeks, ahead three months, that we would not know for sure if this economy [was] going to turn around. And, if it didn’t turn around, then we understood —both Republicans and Democrats— we’d have to revisit it.”

President Trump concurs. “Democrats are blocking a 251 Billion Dollar funding boost for Small Businesses which will help them keep their employees,” Trump tweeted. “It should be for only that reason, with no additions. We should have a big Infrastructure Phase Four with Payroll Tax Cuts & more. Big Economic Bounceback!”

The Democrats will make another effort to add wasteful additions to the bill. Once again, as the clock winds down, the GOP will call their bluff and the Democrats will get little to nothing of what they want.

This piece was written by PoliZette Staff on April 12, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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