U.S. Senate Eyes Relief Package; Arizona House Members Weigh In

Published: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 1:29pm
Updated: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 1:30pm

U.S. Senate Republicans say they expect to pass another federal coronavirus aid package. What exactly goes in it is still up for debate.

Democrats want them to at least try for a compromise on the $3 trillion bill that passed the House.

Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva said negotiations need to be in good faith.

“At their own political peril, to ignore what is the reality out there, and to pretend that everything will be fine, that’s not going to happen,” he said.

But House Republican Debbie Lesko said more federal money isn’t the answer. 

“There’s no amount of money that the federal government can give to correct this problem. The ultimate solution is reopening up society,” she said.

A bipartisan group of senators is pushing for at least $500 billion for state, tribal and local governments.

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