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Politics 'Criminal and Cruel': AOC Says 'Republicans Fled Senate' Leaving Americans 'Desperate' for Stimulus

01:20  30 october  2020
01:20  30 october  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

Senate to vote on PPP reauthorization Tuesday as COVID-19 stimulus deadline nears

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the high-profile freshman from New York, is leaving open the option of forcing House members to return to Washington to cast a vote on the trillion stimulus package barreling through Congress.

AOC rips Republicans because the coronavirus stimulus bill doesn't include cash payments to However, unauthorized immigrants can and do file taxes, leaving immigrant advocates outraged that 'What Trump + Senate GOP have done is hold hospitals, working people, and the vulnerable hostage

Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York called Republicans "cruel" for adjourning the Senate without passing a stimulus package to assist Americans struggling financially amid the pandemic.

a woman talking on a cell phone: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks to members of the media during a food distribution event on October 27, 2020 in New York City. © Michael M. Santiago/Getty Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks to members of the media during a food distribution event on October 27, 2020 in New York City.

On Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez visited Corona, Queens to distribute pantry boxes to working families most impacted by the pandemic. The Democrat criticized Republicans for the ongoing stimulus deadlock in a tweet on Thursday afternoon, alongside images of her distributing food.

Pelosi 'optimistic' of stimulus agreement with the White House before the weekend. 'Both sides are serious about finding a compromise.'

  Pelosi 'optimistic' of stimulus agreement with the White House before the weekend. 'Both sides are serious about finding a compromise.' Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin found more "common ground" Tuesday, even as Senate Republicans threatened to torpedo any deal.Pelosi is pushing for a $2.2 trillion stimulus package — the White House is offering $1.88 trillion, but Senate Republicans warned Tuesday they would likely block any deal worth $1.8 trillion or higher.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday she’s hopeful for a stimulus agreement this week, which would be crucial to getting a bill passed by Election Day, although Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has warned the White House against a bigger Pelosi-led deal before Nov.

Although Republicans are hoping to win back the Alabama seat held by Democratic incumbent Sen. Doug Jones – who is considered to be one of the most For months, McConnell has warned of a competitive battle for the Senate . Republicans will be defending 23 seats in Tuesday's election

"The whole country is desperate for a second stimulus, but Republicans fled the Senate the moment they got their anti-everybody justice confirmed," Ocasio-Cortez wrote. "Meanwhile our team is helping families pick up the pieces from federal neglect. It's criminal and cruel."

After confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell adjourned the Senate until November 9 with Congress still deadlocked over coronavirus relief.

Why a Senate vote on stimulus has failed, again

  Why a Senate vote on stimulus has failed, again Senate Republicans put forward their own stimulus bill — following Mitch McConnell’s attempts to block a compromise ahead of the election.The Wednesday vote on the Republican crafted bill, which included about $500 billion in aid, ended up breaking along party lines, 51-44, and falling short of the 60 votes needed for the legislation to advance. Republicans, broadly, supported moving ahead with the legislation while Democrats did not.

Republicans taunt poor and unemployed Americans , scoffing at the idea of another round of stimulus checks. John Iadarola and Brett Erlich break it down on In a Thursday interview with CNBC, Mnuchin said that any extension of enhanced unemployment insurance would cap benefits at “no more than

Americans are far more likely to say there are strong conflicts between Democrats and Republicans in U.S. society today than to say the same thing While conflicts between Democrats and Republicans are perceived as strong by the vast majority of Americans , partisans generally agree on this point.

Another stimulus package probably won't come before Election Day but it could still happen before the end of 2020. The deadline to pass the next federal budget falls on December 11. Lawmakers must approve another spending bill by that date to avoid a government shutdown and Congress could seize on the window to approve relief and stimulus checks for Americans.

Since talks began in August, negotiators have failed to overcome differences to reach a bipartisan deal. Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Americans that Republicans and Democrats have made "good progress" in agreeing on policies to "crush the virus." She admitted that both sides of the political aisle still have differences but assured the country that they were "working through" them.

"We put pen to paper, we're writing the bill and hopefully we'll be able to resolve it," she said. "We could do that before the election if the president wants to. I think he does. I know we do. But we want this to be a bipartisan bill."

Trump says he doesn't 'see any way' of reaching a stimulus agreement, despite Pelosi saying negotiations are nearly finished

  Trump says he doesn't 'see any way' of reaching a stimulus agreement, despite Pelosi saying negotiations are nearly finished In a tweet, President Donald Trump tried to pin a potential stimulus deadlock on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Pelosi is proposing a $2.2 trillion package, while the Trump administration is offering $1.88 trillion — although Trump has said he'd like an even bigger deal than what Pelosi has offered."Just don't see any way Nancy Pelosi and Cryin' Chuck Schumer will be willing to do what is right for our great American workers, or our wonderful USA itself, on Stimulus," the president posted on Twitter.

Senate Republicans expressed opposition in a Saturday morning call with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mark "This proposal amounted to one step forward, two steps back," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said of the Trump administration's stimulus offer in a letter to

Reade said she backed out of the interview due to death threats, while Fox News said the sit-down was never confirmed. Supporters of Reade say that Democrats are hypocrites for not supporting her as they did Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who came forward to allege that Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her in

McConnell told Republicans colleagues earlier this month that he had warned the Trump administration against reaching a deal with Democrats before Election Day over fears that it would divide the party. Despite the warning, McConnell has committed to giving any bipartisan stimulus deal a vote on the Senate floor.

Both sides blame each other for the ongoing stalemate. Pelosi has accused Republicans of failing to provide sufficient funding to adequately address pandemic's effect on the economy, while the GOP have accused Democrats of using the coronavirus outbreak to further their political agenda.

Newsweek reached out to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for comment.

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