Wednesday on “Fox & Friends,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) reacted to the Senate passing the coronavirus stimulus package after some delay in recent days over what would be included in the bill.
Cotton told business owners and workers in America to “hang on” for a few more days because “help is on the way,” adding local governments and those in the medical field are also getting help from the bill.
“I’m glad that the Senate Democrats finally took yes for an answer,” Cotton said of the bill. “I want to be very clear. This is not the bill that Nancy Pelosi proposed earlier this week with lots of extraneous measures. What happened last night is the bill that Senator McConnell and Republicans proposed several days ago is now going to pass into law with some more money, which I’ve said we’ve probably needed, regrettably, for things like unemployment insurance for people who are losing their job because of this pandemic, for more medical emergency equipment for our docs and our nurses, as well as for cities and states that are bearing the brunt of a lot of this pandemic, and of course hospitals, too.”
He continued, “So, the bill will be very similar to what we proposed a few days ago, but with some more money that is regrettably going to be necessary to respond to this crisis and help people safe and ultimately get this economy back on its feet.”