Congress Breaks — Leaves Americans Hanging

Congress Breaks -- Leaves Americans Hanging

( – With unrelenting COVID-19 cases and the back to school season upon us, many Americans grapple with how to make ends meet amidst this new economy. But, even under pressure from both sides, Congress adjourned this week at a stalemate on the next relief bill.

The House of Representatives already exited Washington, DC, but Senators just left on Thursday, August 13. They were unable to agree on the fifth coronavirus relief package before departing. This delay most likely means the next stimulus bill will not come before the Senate returns on September 8.

Democrats demand a bill between $2.5 and $3.5 trillion, while Republicans won’t pass a bill over $1 trillion. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reflected on the Left’s demands:

While Congress failed to bring the next round of stimulus funds this month, President Donald Trump gave a bit of relief to citizens through his executive orders. But, with a large relief package still weeks away, Americans must turn to each other, rather than the government, for help.

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