Dem rep. told colleagues coronavirus relief bill is "tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision"

by Adam Ford · Mar 24th, 2020 10:05 am

Last Updated Mar 24th, 2020 at 11:13 am

Before Senate Democrats blocked the coronavirus rescue bill twice in 24 hours, Majority Whip James Clyburn said in a call with caucus members that the bill represents "a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision."

The call took place Thursday and included more than 200 House Democrats, the National Review reports.

Since the call, Democrats have reportedly demanded increased bargaining powers for unions, as well as stricter environmental regulations for airlines and more tax credits for alternative energy before they will agree to the bill.

President Trump slammed Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday for including the superfluous perks.

Republicans had a deal until Nancy Pelosi rode into town from her extended vacation. The Democrats want the Virus to win? They are asking for things that have nothing to do with our great workers or companies. They want Open Borders & Green New Deal. Republicans shouldn't agree!

The president also called on Congress to "stop with the partisan politics" and get the bill passed.


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