“Let’s Finish Our Business for the American People”
‘What families across the country deserve — what they have needed and deserved for many months now — is an outcome. Another targeted relief package to get more assistance into their hands as fast as possible.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding COVID-19 relief:
“Our bipartisan discussions are continuing to make significant headway toward another relief package for the American people.
“The Democratic Leader, Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, and I have been working around the clock for several days now. The talks remain productive.
“In fact, I am even more optimistic now than I was last night that a bipartisan, bicameral framework for a major rescue package is close at hand.
“But let’s face it. It doesn’t help struggling Americans keep their jobs, or endure unemployment, or pay their rent, or get vaccines any faster to keep hearing that we’re having good discussions.
“What families across the country deserve — what they have needed and deserved for many months now — is an outcome. Another targeted relief package to get more assistance into their hands as fast as possible.
“Struggling small-business owners have already waited too long for the targeted second round of the PPP.
“Laid-off workers have already waited too long to have expiring programs extended.
“Kids, teachers, and families have already waited too long for funding to help schools reopen safely.
“We’ve already waited too long to fully fund vaccine distribution, so our scientists’ historic sprint towards a safe and effective vaccine is followed up by the equally important logistics.
“This has been an unbelievably hard year for our country. We’ve seen normal daily life grind to a halt and take a record-setting economy down with it.
“And even as we’ve watched doctors, nurses and researchers make life-saving history, we have lost more than 300,000 Americans too soon.
“Like I’ve said, the Senate will be right here until an agreement is passed, whenever that may be.
“We’ll just continue voting. There are more well-qualified nominees for important posts that we can confirm in the meantime. Let’s finish our business for the American people.”
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