Senate leaders fight over 'skinny' stimulus bill
Senate leaders fight over 'skinny' stimulus bill
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Senate leaders fight over 'skinny' stimulus bill

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Republicans, call their new bill targeted. But by almost every measure, it misses the mark. It is impossible to look at the new GOP proposal as a serious effort to passing a law. It is impossible to look at this GOP proposal, And not wonder to our republican friends see the damage in America? Are they still intent on playing the same games? Are they still trying to fool the American people by calling a harshly partisan proposal by partisan as the leader just did. [BLANK_AUDIO] If Republicans were serious about achieving a result they would have joined negotiations with Speaker Pelosi me in the White House. If Leader McConnell was so eager to get something done, why wasn't he at the table for weeks. [BLANK_AUDIO] Republicans could have encouraged the White House to improve their offer. To meet us in the middle to break the logjam where were the Republican senators, I haven't heard a voice speak out and say we should meet in the middle. They're also afraid of what Donald Trump might say. I suppose. [BLANK_AUDIO] It won't pass on Thursday, and we'll be right back where we are today, needing our Republican colleagues to understand the gravity of the situation in our country. And work with us in a bill that actually makes some sense. And deals with the magnitude of this awful crisis. Now, a final matter, the new Republican bill is silent on a whole host of crucial issues, including a number of items that affect small businesses. But here's one thing about him. President the Senate majority works for the American people. We fight for American families. We're not going to let speaker Pelosi in the Democratic leader kill and bury coronavirus or Leave Behind Closed Doors without putting every Senator on the record. So we put together a new targeted proposal containing several- The most urgent and most popular policies that would help Americans right now. And tomorrow the whole Senate will vote on it. It will be a procedural vote. It's not a vote to pass our bill tomorrow precisely as written. It's a vote for senators to say whether they want to move forward. Toward huge amounts of relief for kids, for jobs for health care, or whether they are happier, doing absolutely nothing. But tomorrow, tomorrow, the Senate will cut through all the noise with one vote. Every senator will either say they want to move forward, agree where we can make a law to help people and keep arguing over our differences later. Or say they prefer to do absolutely nothing.

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