Second coronavirus stimulus deal unlikely before election: Sen. Chuck Grassley

Sen. Chuck Grassley on coronavirus stimulus deal: ‘Little chance of getting something done’

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, provides insight into the coronavirus stimulus stalemate.

There’s not a very large chance for a coronavirus stimulus deal to be signed anytime soon, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told FOX Business’ Neil Cavuto.

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Congress continues to debate back and forth on the contents of a secondary relief package and Grassley said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., keeps turning down offers, making it less likely for anything to pass before the November election.

“Here’s how radical the people are controlling the House of Representatives. We have a bipartisan group of 50 people that are really begging to pass something… at $1.5 trillion. She turns that down," he said. "So do they want to do something or not?”

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Grassley said the Democrats believe it’s to their “political advantage” to hold on an agreement, which is to the disadvantage of the people.

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The senator added that Democrats “didn’t even want to discuss” continuing Trump's extra $300 unemployment stimulus after it ran out on Sept. 8.

“It’s putting politics above the benefit of the American people,” he said. “So I think right now, there’s little chance at getting something done."

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