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Democrats: The COVID Relief Bill Isn’t Enough

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During the Democratic Weekly Address, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) said that the coronavirus relief package, that was recently passed, isn’t enough.

Warner was Tuesday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

The Democrats did not supply the media with the transcript of their Weekly Address, but it can be listened to in it’s entirety on KVML this morning.

Warner did say that the lack of state and local funding and $600 relief payments, instead of $2,000, are shortcomings in the bill.

Specifically, Warner said that the coronavirus relief package “is a start. But it’s not the end of the story. The bill didn’t include funding to state and local governments to prevent layoffs of teachers, first responders, and sanitation workers during a pandemic. And it provided just $600 in emergency payments to Americans, well short of the $2,000 that Senate Democrats and even President Trump have called for. Anyone who thinks this legislation is enough hasn’t heard the desperation in the voices of Americans. This is an emergency relief package. Under President Biden, we will need to continue working hard to defeat this virus and get our economy growing again.”

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45 on AM 1450 and FM 102.7 KVML.