Oh no, what is she up to now?
Nancy Pelosi has four bills in mind to have passed.
The first three bills seem reasonable but there's always some catch at the end with her and the rest of the Demorats.
“All three of our bills have been bipartisan and we would want this one to be so as well,” she said. “So right now we’re collecting information, taking inventory — what are the actual needs.”
According to The Washington Post:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and some of her top chairmen outlined the Democratic priorities for a phase four coronavirus package on Monday, but she said she won’t rush to push the bill through.
Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, said she doesn’t expect the package to be ready until after Easter and Passover. However, lawmakers are working on the package remotely so it will ready for a vote when Congress returns.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said last week he wanted Congress to hold off on pushing through any more major coronavirus packages until the first three bills had a chance to have an effect. Phase one cost $8.3 billion, followed by a nearly $105 billion phase two package, and then last week’s $2.2 trillion phase three.
But Democrats already have a long list of issues they want to tackle.
One of their top priorities is shoring up Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) protections for workers on the front line fighting the coronavirus or ensuring essential businesses keep running.
House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Rep. Bobby Scott of Virginia will take the lead on that portion of the package. He said the bill would include a measure to have OSHA issue a temporary emergency standard within seven days to require employers to craft new protections for affected employees.
Democrats also want to expand the types of workers covered under emergency OSHA protections, including grocers and Transportation Security Administration employees.
“Legislation is required. It’s been blocked three times. If we fail to act, it will make the situation more dangerous,” Mrs. Pelosi said. “Rather than call them our heroes, rather than just thank them, we have to protect them.”
Mrs. Pelosi wants the package to also consider how Americans and the economy will recover from the virus, with a focus on infrastructure, specifically broadband access and water resources.
“There are infrastructure needs that our country has that directly relate to how we are proceeding with the coronavirus. Many more people are teleworking, or tele-educating or really communicating with family and friends,” Mrs. Pelosi said.
Democrats also want to undo a part of the phase three bill that was signed into law last week that categorized D.C. as a territory, a move Mrs. Pelosi described as “discriminatory.”
“It has always been treated like a state,” she said. “And in the course of that, they lost several hundred million dollars in funding because of the way it was treated.”
Democrats also want to expand on funds to state and local governments; paid family and medical leave; direct payments to the American public; and provide free treatment for coronavirus rather than just free testing.
The snakes are in the grass and ready to strike! They make everything seem like ice cream and cake but there's something hidden in here for the personal agendas.