UK authorities considers partial lockdown for London

Sen. John Cornyn, left, and Sen. John ThuneSen. John Cornyn, left, and Sen. John Thune Getty Images

The Senate received’t be capable of full motion on the $1 trillion coronavirus stimulus package deal earlier than subsequent week and can work via the weekend to attempt to hammer out a cope with Democrats, two Senate Republican leaders mentioned Wednesday.

Asked if the Senate may move a invoice as early as Thursday – an bold timeframe some GOP senators mentioned they hoped to fulfill – Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, was doubtful it might be executed that rapidly. 

“I think it’s going to take a little longer than that. I would say early next week. We will get the first bill done today. The President will sign it. And then we’ll turn our full attention to the next install,” Cornyn mentioned. 

Sen. John Thune, the Republican Whip, agreed.

“We’re trying to accelerate everything, pull it together quickly. But by the time you get into negotiations with the Democrats, it pushes it through the weekend,” Thune mentioned. “We’ll see what happens. As you know around here, when there’s a sense of urgency things can happen more quickly.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to say if he agreed it could final into subsequent week.

Cornyn pointed to troubles House Democrats had final week after they pressed to rapidly move a coronavirus aid invoice however then needed to take extra time to make technical corrections to the invoice earlier than sending it to the Senate, the place it’s set to move Wednesday.

“Haste does make waste. I think what we saw come out of the House at 1 am Saturday, it wasn’t ready for prime time. It took them a couple of days to get it in shape and pass it. So we don’t want to make unintentional errors or mistake. But we don’t have time to dilly dally either,” Cornyn mentioned.  

Cornyn, who mentioned the Congress must be on a “war-footing” to reply to the disaster, mentioned he’s involved if the virus is just not quelled, the Trump administration could come again with one other trillion {dollars} request.

“What I worry about more than anything is that it’s not going to be the end. Because if this think keeps going, will the Secretary coming back and say we need another trillion? I’m a fiscal conservative and I think the federal government spends more than it brings in, and that’s a problem, but I don’t think we’re going to solve that problem now. We just need to respond to this emergency,” Cornyn mentioned.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *