Top Democrats said Sunday they’re not yet ready to sign off on the major coronavirus stimulus package as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sounded an ominous warning Sunday that she may not support an emerging coronavirus economic stimulus bill that had been on a fast track through Congress this weekend and that has grown to roughly $2 trillion.
Leaving Sunday’s meeting, Pelosi said she will be introducing her own legislative package “but we are still talking” with Republican leaders. At this point, however, she said there is no bipartisan deal.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said he doesn’t think Pelosi introducing her own legislation is “productive.” “I don’t know that we’d have the time for that,” he said, adding he believes that “would do the country a lot of damage.”
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday the U.S. Senate will vote on a massive economic relief bill on Monday, saying, “Make no mistake about it: We’ll be voting tomorrow.” “We’re working toward bringing this together. I think it’s safe to say we’re very close,” McConnell told reporters at a news conference.