At a press conference Thursday, House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) responded to Speaker Nancy Pelosi complaining about the work required to change the coronavirus bill.
REP. MCCARTHY: A few minutes ago the Speaker stood at the podium and claimed that House Democrats did what she called jiu-jitsu to change the bill. That is an outright lie. The fundamental portion of this bill has not changed since Sunday. Four months for unemployment was already decided on Sunday. The grant to keep employees hired by small businesses was decided on Sunday. The only few additions were funding of things that had nothing to do with the coronavirus. Was that worth holding it up and more people being laid off? More people losing sleep? More people wondering if they can continue? Those are the type of games that have to stop in Washington.