Ocasio-Cortez rips Senate over possible monthlong adjournment

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) ripped the Senate after reports that the upper chamber may adjourn for a month after voting on its coronavirus stimulus package, saying it would be “completely dangerous and unacceptable.”

“The Senate might ADJOURN FOR A MONTH after this bill? This is completely dangerous and unacceptable. We HAVE to be able to respond to people’s needs,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Wednesday. “People don’t have this time. Even IF the Senate can even return on the 20th (big IF) that may not be enough time to solve May.”


CNN correspondent Manu Raju tweeted earlier in the day that senators have said the chamber will likely adjourn until April 20 after voting on the $2 trillion package Wednesday. 

The timetable for the House vote on the package, which includes one-time payments of $1,200 to Americans making up to $75,000, four months’ extended unemployment benefits and $500 billion for corporate liquidity, remains unclear.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday said House Democrats would evaluate the Senate’s sweeping, $2 trillion coronavirus relief package, but declined to say how the lower chamber would pass it.

“This bipartisan legislation takes us a long way down the road in meeting the needs of the American people,” Pelosi said in a statement.

She also said the Senate package did not go as far as a separate House bill.

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