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Politics Graham slams Pelosi for 'changing election laws' with COVID relief

18:11  18 october  2020
18:11  18 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Pelosi 'at the table' even after Trump scrapped virus talks

  Pelosi 'at the table' even after Trump scrapped virus talks WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she’s "at the table” and ready to negotiate a coronavirus aid package even after President Donald Trump halted talks abruptly. His decision earlier this week sent the jittery economy reeling and left his GOP allies scrambling as millions of Americans go without jobless assistance, hoped-for business support or expanded testing protocols weeks before Election Day. Pelosi said she toldPelosi said she told Trump's chief negotiator, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, she is willing to consider a measure to prop up the airline industry, which is facing widespread layoffs.

Lindsey Graham breaks with GOP in claiming Senate should approve a bigger coronavirus stimulus package but slams Nancy Pelosi 's for trying to ' change election laws ' with latest proposal. Senator Lindsey Graham broke with some GOP colleagues when claiming Americans need another

Pelosi also cited multiple so-called poison pills, “including their radical Liability Provision which forces workers to risk their lives in unsafe workplaces with no legal recourse.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been a strong advocate for liability protections for businesses to shield them from

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Lindsey Graham thinks his Republican colleagues should agree to a heftier coronavirus stimulus package after Mitch McConnell announced he will put forward a $500 billion bill this week.

'There are some Republicans who don't want to spend anymore. I disagree,' Graham told 'Full Court Press' host Greta Van Susteren in a Sunday morning interview when speaking of those who don't want another relief package in general.

The South Carolina senator and staunch ally of President Donald Trump, however, said he opposes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's $2.2 trillion proposal because it includes provisions that 'reward illegal immigrants' and 'change election laws.'

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Pelosi called the the president's actions "unconstitutional slop." Without a relief deal, Trump signs controversial executive orders. Biden: Trump should step down over his Covid -19 response During a CNN town hall with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden called on President Donald Trump to

Pelosi and Mnuchin spoke about coronavirus stimulus, but they still stand far apart on how much During his testimony, Mnuchin acknowledged the need for another bill to address Covid -19. While it has little chance of becoming law , the GOP-held chamber aims to put more pressure on Democrats.

'I think we need more money, but we don't need policy provisions like the House has, where you reward illegal immigrants with $1,200 bucks and you change election laws through the COVID relief package,' the Judiciary chairman said.

Graham added: 'So time will tell, and I think the president is right to want to go big, but it's got to be big and smart.'

Lindsey Graham wearing a suit and tie: Senator Lindsey Graham broke with some GOP colleagues when claiming Americans need another COVID relief bill – but slammed the Democrat package for 'rewarding illegal immigrants' and 'changing election laws' © Provided by Daily Mail Senator Lindsey Graham broke with some GOP colleagues when claiming Americans need another COVID relief bill – but slammed the Democrat package for 'rewarding illegal immigrants' and 'changing election laws'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell revealed Saturday that the Senate will vote Wednesday on the next relief package the Republican-controlled chamber is putting forward.

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Lindsey Graham called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ’s comments “disgusting,” referring to her claims that Pelosi ’s comments came after the president repeatedly said last week that he wanted to open the country back Vice President Mike Pence joins 'Watters' World' to discuss the latest on COVID -19.

Nancy Pelosi gave the White House a 48-hour deadline to resolve the contentious COVID -19 relief negotiations, which have become increasingly rooted in partisanship. Discussions over federal aid have pulled Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill into an ongoing

'I just announced the Senate will vote next week on hundreds of billions more dollars for relief programs that Democrats do not even oppose,' McConnell wrote in a statement posted to Twitter.

The Kentucky Republican took a jab at Pelosi in his memo, adding that 'Working families have already waited too long for Speaker Pelosi's Marie Antoinette act to stop. Let's make law.'

The roughly $500 billion proposal includes funding for unemployment insurance, schools, additional COVID-19 testing along with other provisions.

The Senate will also cast a separate vote on Tuesday regarding more funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, which expired in August.

On Saturday evening, Pelosi gave the White House a 48-hour deadline to resolve the contentious COVID-19 relief negotiations, which have become increasingly rooted in partisanship.

Discussions over federal aid have pulled Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill into an ongoing, back-and-forth battle over the next deal's provisions.

Pelosi sees ‘a path’ to a stimulus deal — but deadline may slip

  Pelosi sees ‘a path’ to a stimulus deal — but deadline may slip Her negotiations with the Treasury secretary go on, but Capitol Hill remains skeptical.Pelosi is scheduled to speak to Mnuchin at 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon as Washington waits to see whether months of negotiations between the two will culminate in a multitrillion-dollar stimulus plan just two weeks before the presidential election.

She has been the leader of the Democratic Party throughout the Trump era. Now, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is front and center in the talks to keep the COVID

image captionDemocratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been in budget talks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. US President Donald Trump has said he is ending negotiations over a Covid -19 relief bill, and will only resume talks after the election . He predicted he would win next month's election

But on Saturday evening, the House Speaker's office revealed that Pelosi had an hour-long phone conversation with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

It's unclear what stands to happen if the deadline, set for Monday, is not met.

'The Speaker and Secretary Mnuchin spoke at 7:40 p.m. by phone tonight for just over an hour,' Drew Hammill, Pelosi's chief of staff, wrote on Twitter.

'While there was some encouraging news on testing, there remains work to do to ensure there is a comprehensive testing plan that includes contact tracing and additional measures to address the virus' disproportionate impact on communities of color.'

'There remains an array of additional differences as we go provision by provision that must be addressed in a comprehensive manner in the next 48 hours.'

Hammill then called on the White House to prove its commitment to reaching an agreement on the relief aid.

'Decisions must be made by the White House in order to demonstrate that the Administration is serious about reaching a bipartisan agreement that provides for Americans with the greatest needs during the pandemic,' wrote Hammill.

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graphical user interface, text, application: Drew Hammill, Nancy Pelosi's chief of staff, released a statement on Twitter that provided an update on the ongoing COVID-19 relief negotiations © Provided by Daily Mail Drew Hammill, Nancy Pelosi's chief of staff, released a statement on Twitter that provided an update on the ongoing COVID-19 relief negotiations graphical user interface, text, application: Hammill revealed that Nancy Pelosi placed a 48 hour-deadline on the White House to address 'an array of additional differences' in relation to the potential bills © Provided by Daily Mail Hammill revealed that Nancy Pelosi placed a 48 hour-deadline on the White House to address 'an array of additional differences' in relation to the potential bills

A spokesperson for Mnuchin told The Wall Street Journal that he and Pelosi were expected to speak again on Monday night.

Most recently, the White House unveiled a $1.88trillion proposal that came just one week after House Democrats passed the $2.2trillion relief bill this month.

Although both sides have made efforts to combat the financial fallout of the pandemic, they've struggled to find common ground on important policy issues.

Those disagreements have included how much funding to give state and local governments, as well as whether businesses should receive legal protections amid the pandemic.

Mitch McConnell wearing a suit and tie: Pictured: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks during a debate with opponent Amy McGrath in Lexington, Kentucky © Provided by Daily Mail Pictured: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks during a debate with opponent Amy McGrath in Lexington, Kentucky text: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a statement on Saturday and revealed the Senate will vote on Covid relief programs next week © Provided by Daily Mail Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a statement on Saturday and revealed the Senate will vote on Covid relief programs next week

In one instance, McConnell rejected a short-term spending bill draft from House Democrats that was intended to extend federal funding packages through December 11.

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  Pelosi says she would seek another term as House Speaker if Democrats keep majority after election "You keep thinking that Mr. President, you just keep on thinking that," Pelosi said about Trump's claims that Republicans will take back the House. "You keep thinking that Mr. President, you just keep on thinking that," Pelosi said in response. "That's another example of a delusional statement he made there." Pelosi added Democrats must win back the Senate majority. Democrats are seeking to regain control of the Senate which Republicans took the majority since 2014.

He blasted the draft as 'shameful' for not including provisions aimed at American farmers, a voting bloc that the Trump administration has devoted billions in relief to amid his trade wars and the pandemic.

Trump briefly stopped negotiations until after the November election, but reversed that decision and declared he wanted a bipartisan agreement.

Republicans have pushed for a series of singular bills, while Democrats have advocated for a sweeping package that addressed several sectors of the pandemic.

'I'm ready to sign a big, beautiful stimulus,' Trump announced during his NBC town hall event on Thursday.

Trump also said he was willing to spend more than the $1.88trillion White House package, but that would likely be a hard sell to some Republicans.

'A massive bill is a base killer. I don't think it's politically smart to be doing this for people that supported Donald Trump and a Republican Senate,' GOP Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin told WSJ.

'At some point in time, people will wonder: why are we voting for Republicans?...Or why vote at all?'

a man wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a crowd: After halting COVID-19 relief aid discussions until after the November election, Trump reversed course and expressed interest in a bipartisan deal © Provided by Daily Mail After halting COVID-19 relief aid discussions until after the November election, Trump reversed course and expressed interest in a bipartisan deal

Some GOP members have said nearly $2trillion in funding, in addition to the $3trillion approved by Congress, is too steep.

A handful Senate Republicans haven't backed any extra funding, while others argued anything more than $1trillion is not enough, WSJ reports.

Republicans will their hands full in the upcoming weeks as they attempt to prepare for the November election, construct tangible relief aid and vote on Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

'If Democrats do not obstruct this legislation, we will have time to pass it before we turn to Judge Barrett's nomination immediately after it comes out of committee,' said McConnell in his statement.

WSJ reports that Democrats will likely block the next wave of bills from Senate Republicans.

They've labeled the GOP's bill insufficient given the scope of the pandemic.

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