Fight Over Aid Package Drags On

Tens of millions of Americans have lost crucial jobless benefits, and lawmakers still can’t seem to agree on a relief measure.

Coronavirus Live Updates: Fight Over Aid Package Drags On – The New York Times

The GOP giggles when the idea of helping the unemployed during a pandemic is negotiated. The circus is now a tragic comedy.

NYT quote: Tens of millions of Americans have lost crucial jobless benefits, and lawmakers still can’t seem to agree on a relief measure.

CNN quote: Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican and member of McConnell’s leadership team, underscored a dynamic that is about to become much more relevant if things continue apace with no progress.

“I can’t see how we can go home and tell people we failed,” Cornyn told reporters Monday night. “I think that’s going to be a lot of pressure on everybody to come up with something.”

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