“I will be frank — I believe working families deserve far more. I am urging Congress to return to D.C. as soon as possible to pass paid sick leave; a mortgage and rent moratorium; a debt moratorium; additional support for New York state’s emergency response; free health care for those infected by the virus; and real relief for all immigrant families,” the Queens socialist said in a ‘COVID19 Newsletter’ Friday evening.
AOC was among the most notable critics of the coronavirus stimulus bill when it reached the House and denounced it in a much-watched tirade on the House floor Friday.
“What did the Senate majority fight for? One of the largest corporate bailouts with as few strings as possible in American history. Shameful. The greed of that fight is wrong for crumbs for our families,” she said.
Both New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have said additional stimulus was likely needed, but so far there is no timetable for when or what would be in a future bill.
A fourth coronavirus stimulus package is likely not on the table for the near-term as GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell recessed the upper chamber until April 20.