Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGOP goes on the attack against Biden relief billMaher: US ‘lost’ to China, too focused on ‘woke competition’ and ‘lizard people’Democrats rush to Biden’s defense on border surgeMORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday criticized congressional Republicans who did not vote for the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill despite its strong support across the country, saying they vote no and take the dough.
It’s only in the Congress of the United States, where the Republicans have refused to meet the needs of the American people where they didn’t vote, as I said of them, vote no and take the dough, you can be sure that all of their states and communities will be benefiting from this and they won’t be complaining about it back home, Pelosi told George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosKhashoggi colleague: ‘Why are we making an alliance with a dictator?’Fauci on Johnson & Johnson vaccine: ‘Just be really grateful’Portman on Trump’s dominance of GOP: Republican Party’s policies are ‘even more popular’MORE on ABCs This Week.
Pelosi also pushed back on the notion that the package had unanimous opposition among Republicans, telling Stephanopoulos that the bill is strongly bipartisan across the country and transformative.
She also teased the idea of needing more relief as the country continues to recover from the pandemic, saying the package was what we needed to do, adding that we need to do more as we go into the next step with our recovery package.
No House or Senate Republicans voted for the relief bill, passing in both chambers by a slim margin along party lines. It marked the biggest legislative win so far for President BidenJoe BidenPompeo: Reentering Iran deal would make Middle East ‘less secure’DNC gears up for midterm pushBiden struggles to unravel web of Trump immigration rulesMORE.
The Senate opted to pass the relief bill through budget reconciliation, which does not require a 60-vote threshold and thus did not need any Republican votes to pass.