Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Sen. Marco Rubio: Passing next COVID-19 relief package won't be easy but we'll 'get there'

The Senate Republicans' $1 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package, titled the "HEALS Act,"  won't be easy to pass, but lawmakers will "get there," Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday.
In an interview on "Fox & Friends," the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee chairman said that Democrats and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. would likely "attack" anything Republicans presented.
"Let’s not forget that there's an election in about two-and-a-half months, and they want to win their seats. So, we could have taken their bill and filed it and they would have said, ‘Well, it’s not good enough. We want more.’ That’s just a part of the political game," he said.
"Ultimately, look, this bill touches on a lot of bases and things that we need to do. The way the place works [is that] we can't pass a bill without Democrats supporting it as well. And, we obviously have to get it through the House -- which is controlled by the Democrats -- and it has to be signed by President Trump, who is a Republican," he added. "So, this bill’s going to have to touch a lot of things and do a lot of things."

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