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.
It’s been 8 months since we passed a COVID bill. Since then, the virus has worsened & many Floridians have lost their jobs. If Congress can’t put partisanship & political posturing aside to help families & businesses in need, we will have fundamentally failed the American people. https://t.co/e78poJbDWR
— Rep. Stephanie Murphy (@RepStephMurphy) November 20, 2020
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.”
Just another reminder that $138 billion in #PPP funds is sitting unused because of Nancy Pelosi's DC swamp politics.
House Republicans have already tried to release the money. 39 times, in fact.
We can't wait to provide relief any longer. We have to act NOW.
— Rep. Michael Waltz (@RepMichaelWaltz) November 24, 2020
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.