Pelosi vows to put the House into session after the Dems’ spike Senate COVID relief deal

WASHINGTON – Speaker Nancy Pelosi vowed to keep the House in session on Tuesday until a deal reached COVID relief – until her own Democrats blocked a $ 650 billion package proposed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell .

There is increasing pressure on lawmakers to overcome the dire need for American families, including a round of $ 1,200 checks, with 60 million people filing jobless claims during the COVID-19 epidemic.

According to several reports, Pelosi told lawmakers in a House Democratic Caucus conference call Tuesday morning, “As long as we have the bill, we have to stay here.”

The current session is scheduled to end on October 2, allowing members to campaign in their districts before the November 3 election.

House Majority Leader Steni Hoyer made it clear that the Congress leadership would remain in the city and that the members would be recalled if the deal was reached.

But colleagues on both sides of the aisle said they were pessimistic before the election, any sort of compromise would be reached before the election – blaming political grandeur.

Negotiations between the White House, Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stalled last month and last week Democrats rejected McConnell’s $ 650 billion “skinny” bill, including a $ 300 supplement payment to the unemployed.

“That The GOP bill was a piece of garbage, ”a source familiar with the talks told The Post of McConnell’s Skinny Bill. “There was no funding for state and local governments, no transit, nothing to test, tracing – nothing.”

But an aide to the GOP said McConnell’s bill – which included significant $ 300 unemployment insurance and $ 105 billion for schools – was completely justified and should have bipartisan support.

Democrats are not prepared to provoke some of the issues included in the $ 3.4 trillion HERO package passed in May – including funding for federal and state governments.

Long Island GOP Congressman Lee Zeldin said the post he believed a deal could “cut immediately” but said Pelosi’s $ 900 billion asking for state and federal funding was “a win.”

He said, “Congress Democrats need to ask for $ 900 billion. It does not pass the odor test. He said it exceeded state and local governments, “the White House was willing to give $ 150 billion for this reason.”

“The American public demands a bipartisan agreement and they want to see progress,” he said.

Frightened by the deadlock, bipartisan problem member Solverus Caucus on Tuesday unveiled its own COVID relief framework, a $ 1.5 billion agreement for coronavirus testing, state and local aid, another $ 1,200 incentive check, and $ 450 per week boost. For unemployment.

Staten’s Democratic member Max Rose quoted the Post as saying, “What we are showing today is not only a possible deal, but more important that a deal is possible because failure is not an option.”

This is not a game. This is not a red state or blue state issue. This is an American issue and we as Americans should come together and get the job done, ”said Rose, who is involved in a fierce battle with Assemblyman Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican challenger in a purple district.

The report came out last week, with pressure from liberal and weak Democrats on Pelosi about four months after the seriat rejected the HEROES Act.

Democratic allies rejected that notion and said the caucus was united. One staffer went so far as to say Republicans – and Trump – needed a win as much as they did and claimed that the struggling American public would blame Trump for his financial standing.

But it was Trump, who broke up between the White House relief point man Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin in August for promoting federal unemployment of $ 600 a week.

Amid the deadlock between Democrats and Republicans, Trump signed an executive order that ensured that millions of Americans would continue to receive the benefits of a slightly lower weekly rate increase of $ 400.