With most of the funding of the current package still not distributed, Trump, Pelosi, McConnell and both parties want to get more money in more people’s hands as the pandemic threatens America and the World.
“Relationships are the beginning of everything. Trust in one another is key to cooperation,” said John M. Bridgeland, who held government posts under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Not so when it comes to dealing with Trump.
Democrats, Republicans and President Trump tried to stop Rep. Masse from trying to delay the House approval. In the end, he turned out to be a hiccup but not a threat.
Pelosi says she would like a voice vote but at least one Republican congressman says he is opposed to the measure that Senators approved unanimously and he wants to fight it.
Approval in the House would send it to the president, who has promised to sign it “immediately.”
Quick Senate and House approval is now needed to start getting the funds out to Amercans.
After a tension and temper dominated debate Monday, the negotiators appear more willing Tuesday to find areas of agreement.