On Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Cavuto Live,” Senate Finance Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) stated that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) “don’t have a leg to stand on” in negotiations over increased coronavirus aid, and that elections and infrastructure shouldn’t be thrown in.
Grassley said, “Schumer and Pelosi don’t have a leg to stand on. Because it’s very clear that the demand for the small business money is going to run out on the 17th of April, and Congress didn’t think big enough when we appropriated that money to get people back to work or to keep them off the unemployment rolls. And, everything else that it seems like that Pelosi and Schumer want are things that we still got money in the pot, and that we ought to wait and see how this thing plays out before you appropriate any money. And, for sure, anything that’s not related to the virus and the immediate pandemic and public health issues and the unemployment with the economy should not be thrown in, like, for instance, federalizing election laws.”
Grassley further stated that infrastructure is a legitimate issue to look at, but shouldn’t be part of the next coronavirus bill.
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