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After four days of marathon negotiating, still no stimulus deal in the Senate

KMOX News Radio 1120 |
2 months ago
KMOX News Radio 1120

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Democrats and Republicans will continue their negotiations today after two failed attempts to clear a procedural hurdle on the coronavirus stimulus bill correspondent Linda Kenyon has the latest the bill could inject almost two trillion dollars into the coronavirus fight and response but failure to work out differences on a number of sticking point stalled the process again on Monday the ETS are forty nine the nays are forty six three fifths of the senators duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative upon reconsideration the motion is not agreed to the bill needed sixty votes to advance but for the second day in a row fell far short of that goal Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blamed Democrats calling their demands completely unreasonable the American people have had enough of this nonsense and senator Susan Collins of Maine was uncharacteristically incensed we don't have another day we don't have another hour we don't have another minute Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says everyone understands time is of the essence that's why he says Democrats want a quick solution just like everyone else but he adds there must be some assurance is contained in the bill if this federal governments making a big loan to someone to big company we ought to know it and know the details immediately the bill that was put on the floor by the Republican leader said no one would know a thing about those loans for six months at least Democrat Sherrod brown of Ohio said those assurances must go even further we want to help these businesses especially small businesses we want to help the airlines but we need to make sure that this money passes through two employees that means no corporate bailouts without investing in the dignity of work it means if you're taking taxpayer money no stock buy backs No sending jobs overseas no outsourcing your jobs to independent contractors no golden parachutes for executives senator McConnell says Democrats were demanding a laundry list of items that are come plete ly unrelated to the bill Democrats Wallace found hospitals or save small businesses unless they get the dust off the green new deal Democrats on the other hand say Republicans aren't providing enough money in their bill for hospitals first responders or protective gear for health care workers while Republican John Kennedy of Louisiana said Congress is letting down the American people you know what the American people are thinking right now Mr president they're thinking if this country was founded by geniuses but it's being run by a bunch of idiots Democrat Chris Murphy a Connecticut had a quick response we don't think the bill that has been drafted by the majority party is going to fix the problem negotiations to fix the problem will resume today Linda Kenyon