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Pelosi Claims GOP Stalled PPP Funding. She Praised Democrats For Blocking It.

Pelosi Claims GOP Stalled PPP Funding. She Praised Democrats For Blocking It.
UNITED STATES - APRIL 21: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.,and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., hold a socially distanced press conference in the Capitol after the Senate passed coronavirus relief during a pro forma session on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. The Senate passed a $483.4 billion economic relief measure Tuesday that would replenish a popular small-business loan program and provide funding for hospitals facing financial shortfalls due to COVID-19.
Democrat House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sought on Wednesday to deflect blame for the Democrats stalling to replenish funds in the Paycheck Protection Program by claiming that it was really the Republicans who stalled the funding, which is not true.

“We’re very pleased that the Senate finally accepted the fact that we needed more money for testing, for hospitals, for lower, smaller businesses to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program,” Pelosi claimed. “It took them, that took them a couple of weeks, but they finally did.”
“Mitch McConnell likes to say we delayed the bill. No, he delayed the bill,” Pelosi falsely claimed. “So we were very pleased that he finally came around to the fact that we had to go forward with this. So he was the one wasting time. I say that because I keep hearing him say we delayed. No, he delayed.”
Pelosi’s claims are not true.In fact, a little over a week ago, Pelosi praised Senate Democrats for refusing to pass legislation to replenish funding for the PPP.
“So, last week when they came with, they asked for a quarter of a trillion dollars in 48 hours and I said, well I don’t think so, let’s see how we can open this up to many more people,” Pelosi said. “So, Chuck Schumer and I and – this all happened on the Senate side and I congratulate the Senate Democrats, they went to the floor when Mitch McConnell went in for his 250 and they said they objected.”
“Senate Republicans wanted more funding for Americans’ paychecks nearly two weeks ago, before the program even shut down. But in the days that our Democratic colleagues delayed these urgent funds, additional federal help foronnell continued. “In my view it is indefensible that Main Street small businesses and their workers had their assistance cut off for partisan ‘leverage.’ That was the word of choice for one leading House Democrat – ‘leverage.’” hospitals, healthcare providers, and testing became timely as well,” McConnell said. “Republicans have always supported more medical funding as soon as necessary. So I am proud this package will provide roughly $75 billion more to fund hospitals and healthcare providers in this crisis.”
“It’s unfortunate that it took our Democratic colleagues 12 days to agree to a deal that contains essentially nothing that Republicans ever opposed,” McC

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