Rep. Anthony J. Brindisi tweeted Thursday, “This is Washington politics at its worst. Families & small businesses are struggling, and our frontline workers need more support. Both parties must work together to secure more funding for the Paycheck Protection Program & other aid for our communities.”
Fourteen other Democrats so far, along with Brindisi, call for Speaker Nancy Pelosi — and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer — to stop holding back adding funds to the successful PPP program.
Beyond PPP, Schumer and Pelosi want to bundle in aid for hospitals, states and local governments together. Republicans want to delay that consideration for a later package. Local hospitals, idling elective surgery need help.
Local governments in certain hotspots are stressed. But some think the federal government should bail out overspending by California, Illinois, and other Democratic-run states. That is an issue that needs to be considered separately.
Brindisi was more respectful to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, perhaps, than the 14 other Democrats and we don’t mind that a bit. He knows she runs the House show.
Pelosi’s politics toward Trump seem to have become personal. But dislike Trump or not, American small business needs help.
Kudos to Brindisi. Acting sensibly, he negotiated his way between the politics of anger to support what American small business needs.