By golly, who could have predicted this? I hate to say I told you so, but … naah, I love to say I told you so. With the election over, and the likelihood increasing by the hour of Congress becoming an even bigger quagmire next session than it is now, it’s now time to play Let’s Make a Deal on a range of issues, including Phase 4 relief on COVID-19 and the omnibus FY2021 budget bill.
The only question now is who gets to play Monty Hall, and for how long. Mitch McConnell is making the opening pitch — and he’s starting off with a major concession:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that an economic stimulus bill should be completed before the end of the year and will be the focus when the Senate resumes work next week.
McConnell (R-Ky.) also said that state and local aid — a longtime Democratic demand — could be part of the legislation. …
“We need another rescue package. The Senate goes back into session next Monday. Hopefully the partisan passions that prevented us from doing another rescue package will subside with the election. And I think we need to do it and I think we need to do it before the end of the year,” McConnell said.
“It’s a possibility we will do more for state and local governments,” McConnell said.