U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner ain’t playing.
After days of negotiating with Democrats demanding political favors be inserted into a $2 trillion economic rescue package, the Senate finally has a deal to help Americans struggling under state government shutdowns of the nation’s free enterprise system.
Now the ball is in Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s court
It has already taken far too long to pass this urgently needed relief for the American people. Pass the bill now. The House must do the same. No excuses. No delays. Pass the damn bill.
— Cory Gardner (@SenCoryGardner) March 25, 2020
Here’s just some of what’s inside the deal:
The rescue package will send $1,200 checks to most Americans at a cost of $250 billion. It set up a $367 billion loan program to help small businesses make payroll and a $500 billion in subsidized loans for big businesses.
The aid includes $250 billion in unemployment insurance benefits, $150 billion of stimulus spending for states and local governments, and $130 billion for hospitals.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet must be sleeping in this morning. We haven’t seen a statement from him yet expressing his thoughts on the agreement of this historic and unprecedented package.