During a recent interview with Greta Van Susteren, Senator Lindsey Graham said that Congress should go “big and smart” on the next COVID-19 relief package.
Senator Graham highlighted that the House proposal includes provisions that are not COVID-related or beneficial to the American people.
“The $2.2 trillion coming out of the House has a mandate for ballot harvesting. What’s that got to do COVID?” he said. “And the $1,200 payment, which I support, doesn’t require a Social Security number to get it, so a lot of the money would go to illegal immigrants.”
But Senator Graham also mentioned that there is agreement on setting up a Paycheck Protection Program, which would allow small businesses to get a forgivable loan. He said there was a lot of “common ground” on helping schools, and that he was willing to provide some unemployment benefits, but not $600 per week.
“There are some Republicans who don’t want to spend anymore,” Graham said. “I think we need more money, but we don’t need policy provisions like the House has.”
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