WASHINGTON — With a stimulus package vote likely before the weekend, Congressman Tom Reed says the policy of a package is already established and it’s the small details that need negotiated.
During a Wednesday Zoom conference, Reed said lawmakers should vote today or Friday on both, Democratic and Republican versions of the plan.
“Hopefully what we will see if they vote on this Democratic bill is that we immediately have the opportunity to vote on that the White House is proposing,” Reed said. “We know where the policy substantive needs are, it’s a matter of dials, in coming to an agreement and getting through the election and coming into next year.”
Reed said he wants to hold Nancy Pelosi to her promise to remain in session until a deal on a stimulus package is passed.
“I’m very confident that if there’s a will to do it, we can vote on it in the House in the next 24 to 48 hours to get this taken care of so the Senate has to do their jobs,” Reed said. “Just as I’m holding the speaker accountable, to hold Mitch McConnell accountable as a Republican, and say ‘You know what, we’ve got the White House, we’ve got the speaker to agree, Mitch McConnell and Republicans, we also need to agree and do our part for the American people and get this passed and on the president’s desk.”