Trump calls on Congress to help ‘decimated’ restaurant industry

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President Trump took to Twitter on Friday night to urge Congress to pass the next coronavirus stimulus package and aid failing restaurants as the second wave of the pandemic is forcing some parts of the country to re-enter stricter social distancing guidelines.

“The restaurant business is being absolutely decimated. Congress should step up and help,” Trump tweeted Friday night. “Time is of the essence!”

Congress has been deadlocked on passing the next coronavirus relief package for months, a situation that has gradually worsened as the pandemic surges across the country, and the U. S. enters the holiday season.

Republicans and Democrats have refused to budge on their demands for what should be included in the next stimulus package – something both Trump and President-elect Joe Biden have urged them to immediately address in order to get a relief package passed.

The argument has remained the same for essentially months with Democrats pushing a $2.2 trillion economic relief bill, while Republicans do not want to surpass a roughly $500 billion package.

In a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N. Y., Biden urged Congress to get a bill passed  before his administration takes over come Jan. 20.

The three of them reportedly “agreed that Congress needed to pass a bipartisan emergency ... (Read more)

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