Senate Dems push for 'comprehensive' COVID bill

Senate Democrats are pushing ahead in preparation for the Biden administration, particularly the president-elect's immediate roll out of a sweeping COVID-19 plan. (Nov. 10)

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CHUCK SCHUMER: We are looking for a comprehensive bill that meets the needs of America. And we agree with the House on this issue. So pressure is on Republicans to deliver. Leader McConnell and all of my Republican colleagues will have an opportunity to show the American people that they're ready to get to work and meet the moment.

TAMMY BALDWIN: We are running out of ICU beds and we have completely overwhelmed our state's health care system. In my state, the pandemic is getting worse, not better. And we have seen a complete and total failure of the President of the United States, President Trump, to provide any sort of leadership that we can count on.

CHRIS MURPHY: We need a robust, comprehensive package of support that gets money to schools, that gets money to counties, to cities, to states, to health care providers, to make sure that they have everything they need in order to plan more than one day at a time. And to this day, Senate Republicans still do not take this pandemic seriously. They still cower behind President Trump, afraid to admit that this is a worsening pandemic, because they risk the ire of the President of the United States.