(WatchDogNews.org) – Senators are working long hours trying to reach a deal to deliver another COVID-19 emergency aid package to the American people. Unfortunately, lawmakers missed the midnight deadline put in place by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel (R-KY) on Friday. Missing a deadline doesn’t mean they aren’t close to finalizing a deal, though.
Negotiators for the $1-trillion-dollar aid package said lawmakers and the White House are close to an agreement, but they need a little more time. White House Director of Legislative Affairs Eric Ueland told the press “tremendous” progress is being made. He also said there’s bipartisan support for the much-anticipated stimulus checks expected to go straight to Americans.
McConnell is holding a rare Saturday session to complete the bill.
White House aide Eric Ueland says @senatemajldr has given a “late afternoon” Saturday deadline for negotiations on “Phase 3” stimulus bill
— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) March 21, 2020
Senators are expected to vote on the full bill on Monday.
The way in which our representatives have come together is almost shocking. Prior to this, the US had little faith in Capitol Hill. But, they’re proving they can put their nonsense aside and get this crucial piece of legislation done quickly. It couldn’t come at a better time because the American people desperately need help.
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