During a news conference on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) attempt to add $250 billion in small business aid was a “stunt” that lacked data as to why the money was needed.
Pelosi said, “On Tuesday morning, Secretary Mnuchin called…and asked for a quarter of a trillion dollars in 48 hours, with no data. Just a quarter of a trillion dollars in 48 hours. This morning, Leader McConnell honored that request — I say honored, really dishonored the needs that we have with a stunt on the floor of the Senate requesting that $250 billion. No data as to why we need it and the rest, when there are outstanding needs. We should have been doing, and what we offered to do, was to sit down and figure out what the numbers are that are needed most urgently.”
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