The majority leader of the Senate Mitch McConnell all except to close the door on the urge of President Donald Trump for $ 2,000 a link of Covid-19, stating the Congress has provided sufficient pandemic assistance when he blocked other efforts by Democrats.
McConnell said, referring to the year-end package Trump signed into law,“We just approved almost a trillion dollars in aid a few days ago,”
McConnell added, “if specific, struggling households still need more help,” the Senate will consider “smart targeted aid. Not another firehose of borrowed money.”
President-elect Joe Biden also supports the payments and wants to build on what he calls a “downpayment” on relief.
“In this moment of historic crisis and untold economic pain for countless American families, the President-elect supports $2,000 direct payments as passed by the House,” said Biden transition spokesman Andrew Bates.
Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., tweeted that “blindly borrowing” billions “so we can send $2,000 checks to millions of people who haven’t lost any income is terrible policy.”