House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for ignoring bills passed by the House, The Hill is reporting.
“The Republican Senate needs to wake up, and vote on these urgently needed bills immediately," Pelosi said
"If they don’t like our bipartisan bills, then they can pass their own version and we can go to conference.”
McConnell has called himself the “grim reaper” for progressive policies, including the Green New Deal and Medicare For All proposals, CNN reported.
“Leader McConnell has declared himself the ‘grim reaper’ of these House bills to make progress for working families,” Pelosi said. “We will show him that these bills are alive and well with the American people. The middle class and America don’t want the Senate to be a legislative graveyard for so many of these important issues – they want action.”
Pelosi called on McConnell to take action on an elections reform bill, bills aimed at strengthening background checks on firearm purchases, a net neutrality measure and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, according to The Hill.
She said the bills have “strong bipartisan support across the country.”
And she ripped into McConnell for his continued support of President Donald Trump.
“Leader McConnell shamefully will not criticize President Trump’s disgraceful conduct, and he cannot use it as an excuse not to act for the American people.”
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