The White House’s offer of a $1.8 trillion “compromise” deal on coronavirus relief was refused by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, The Daily Wire reports.
Andrew Yang tweeted at her, warning her to “take the deal” or she will risk a political fallout.
“Nancy Pelosi take this deal!” Andrew Yang said, referencing the $1.8 trillion plan.
“Put politics aside people are hurting.”
Dan Pfeiffer also tweeted, “While there are potential risks, Democrats should aggressively pursue a COVID Relief deal with Trump.”
“It’s the right thing to do, but the politics can also work in our favor,” Pfeiffer added.
“People in need can’t wait until February. 1.8 trillion is significant & more than twice Obama stimulus,” Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), said.
“It will allow Biden to start with infrastructure.”
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“Obama won in 08 by doing the right thing on TARP instead of what was expedient. Make a deal & put the ball in McConnell court.”
“This proposal amounted to one step forward, two steps back,” Pelosi said, claiming that it failed to include “strategic plan to crush the virus.”
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Even progressive Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), who typically falls further to the left than Pelosi on most issues, urged his boss to ink the deal, suggesting that the stimulus package would make Joe Biden’s transition to power much easier if he wins in November.
The deal doesn’t cover all of Democrats’ top priorities, but it does, reportedly, deliver a second round of $1200 stimulus checks to individual taxpayers, grants a small reprieve from student loan payments, and extends the supplemental federal unemployment benefit, though it lowers the weekly amount from $600 to $400 (it currently sits at $300, where applicable). The bill also, according to experts, extends a hand to cities and states suffering from the economic fallout from coronavirus lockdowns, though it does not allow cities and states whose financial issues predate COVID-19 to claim benefits.
The $1.8 trillion bill does not include a bailout for the United States Postal Service, something the Democrats have insisted on, but it is remarkably close to the amount Democrats wanted to spend to “bail out” American industries. The final Democrat-authored coronavirus relief bill came in at $2.2 trillion, just around $400 billion less than the White House’s version.
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Instead, the CDC is focused on issuing temporary guidelines to control and limit coronavirus transmission while the White House pursues a coronavirus vaccine.