Congress is plunging ahead on a new coronavirus relief package, but a deepening partisan divide and uncertain scheduling could slow the federal response.
Republicans want the next package to shield business owners from onerous laws. But Democrats insist the next bill must provide aid to local governments for police, fire and other first-responders.
The city of Sacramento got $89 million from the previous stimulus package. On "Insight with Beth Ruyak" Tuesday, Sacramento Congresswoman Doris Matsui said that amount isn't enough.
"They're not able to use that for things that they've already paid for," Matsui said. "The cities ought to be able to use their money the way they should. So just because the city of Sacramento's received money doesn't mean that they're not going to receive more money."
It's unclear when the House will resume session. It was planned for next week. But after discussions with the Capitol physician, House Democratic leadership say the health risk was too great.