Del. Senator Chris Coons weighs in on $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill
DELAWARE – Delaware U.S. Senator Chris Coons weighed in on Congress passing a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill. “This should have happened months ago, but last night the stars aligned and Republicans and Democrats came together to pass a $900 billion COVID temporary relief bill that will take us through March,” said Sen. Coons.
Sen. Coons says while he thinks more needs to be done in the coming months, he’s glad that Democrats and Republicans could come together for this temporary fix. “I think this is badly needed and important assistance. But I would have supported the House bill that passed eight months ago that was $3 trillion in assistance. We spent month after month trying to get the majority in the Senate to take up any relief bill,” said Sen. Coons.
The senator adds that working across the aisle became much easier after the electoral college confirmed President-Elect Joe Biden’s election. “It’s not the bill I would have written, but it’s a bill that we were able to get passed. As we were there most of the night for the winter solstice, I said to the folks I work with, starting tomorrow it gets brighter and brighter every day as we move towards a Biden presidency,” said Sen. Coons.
As for when we could see another stimulus package, Sen. Coons says believes that should be out by February. He adds that he’s confident President-Elect Biden will take quick action to provide more relief for Americans.