Waltz Calls Out Pelosi For Holding Back COVID-19 Relief Funds

Waltz Calls Out Pelosi For Holding Back COVID-19 Relief Funds

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
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November 25, 2020

Last week, Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) slammed Congress for inaction regarding COVID-19 relief for Americans. She took to Twitter to inform that “it’s been 8 months since we passed a COVID bill,” arguing that Americans need the assistance because a large number of Americans are on the verge of losing their jobless benefits due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This week, Florida Rep. Michael Waltz (R), a lawmaker who has worked closely with Rep. Murphy on passing bipartisan legislation, once again took to Twitter to echo in her remarks, but he aimed his argument at Democratic leadership in Congress.

On Twitter, Waltz took the time to offer “just another reminder that $138 billion in #PPP funds is sitting unused because of Nancy Pelosi’s DC swamp politics.”

Waltz added that “House Republicans have already tried to release the money. 39 times, in fact.”

Finally, he concluded that “we can’t wait to provide relief any longer. We have to act NOW.”

Both Republicans and Democrats have been gridlocked when it comes to passing another stimulus check for Americans because they haven’t reached an agreement.

In turn, Americans are facing financial difficulties as COVID-19 cases continue to skyrocket across the United States. This is something that lawmakers from both sides have highlighted in making pleas for Congress to pass COVID-19 relief as conversations continue between lawmakers.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.