House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., tears her copy of President Donald Trump’s s State of the Union address after he delivered it to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Vice President Mike Pence is at left. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Most likely, the House will not be voting on the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill today.
Political reporters spent much of the day trying to read the tea leaves to get a handle on what was happening with the relief bill.
You’ll be glad to know that the House is working very hard to help American families navigate through this difficult time.
Politico reporter Jake Sherman tweeted that “House was in this morning at 10 a.m. and 42 seconds. Out at 10:02 and 37 seconds. No business of note. No resignations, etc. Back in tomorrow at 11 a.m.” He added, “To be abundantly, 100% clear: This means the House is not likely to vote on the Senate’s coronavirus bill today.”
Fox News Radio host Jared Halpern put the word out that “Pelosi told reporters committee chairs are reviewing the bill. “We’ll see the bill and see when the Senate votes. So there’s no decision about timing until we see the bill.”
Then from PBS NewsHour’s Lisa Desjardins, “NEW, PELOSI to me, as she arrived: “I’m optimistic” about the Senate Bill. Could the House vote as soon as today, I asked: “No, we haven’t seen the bill yet.” She later said, “there is no decision about timing.” Said she and House chairmen are reviewing Senate bill now.”
Okay, so members of the House worked for one minute and 55 seconds today, the bill is being reviewed by committee chairs and we shouldn’t expect a House vote today.
A “senior source” told Fox News’ Chad Pergram that the House will not be meeting again today.
Pelosi issued a statement which read, “House Democrats will now review the final provisions and legislative text of the agreement to determine a course of action.” She said the agreement could take negotiators “a long way down the road in meeting the needs of the American people…Thanks to the unity and insistence of Senate and House Democrats, the bill has moved a great deal closer to America’s workers.”
In the meantime, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expects the Senate to pass the bill before the end of the day.
McConnell needs to tell Nancy Pelosi she needs to pass the bill so she can see what’s in it.
(FYI: Tomorrow, March 26, is Nancy Pelosi’s 80th birthday.)