UPDATED 8:30 PT – Thursday, December 10, 2020
Congressional Republicans turn up the heat to get a relief bill for small businesses.
During a press conference at the Capitol on Thursday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy offered support to a discharge petition drafted by Congresswoman Jamie Herrera (R-Wash.)
If passed, the bill would effectively bypass obstruction by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to force a vote on the House floor to extend the PPP program.
McCarthy (R-Calif.), Herrera and other GOP representatives slammed Pelosi at the event saying she admitted to playing politics with small business relief.
minority whip ‘steve scalise’ blasted ‘pelosi’ for playing games with americans lives.
“There’s a long list of areas where we are in disagreement. Every time the president, or Secretary Mnuchin, or Mitch McConnell put out another plan on the table, all Speaker Pelosi does is says no. She doesn’t come up with an alternative. They continue to play partisan games and people’s lives are at stake. This game has to end. This game of chicken where hostages are being taken. And the hostages are America’s small businesses. The hostages are millions of families who just want to be able to go back to work.”>
the g-o-p also called on moderate democrats… who previously said they would support the petition… to put their money where their mouth is.