50-member bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, 25 Democrats and 25 Republicans led by Co-Chairs Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Tom Reed (R-NY), released their $1.5T COVID-19 relief proposal today to "inspire "negotiators to return to the table."
House Democratic Cmte Chairs Lowey Lofgren Scott Pallone Waters Maloney Velázquez & Neal respond:"While we appreciate every attempt at providing critical relief to American families,Problem Solvers Caucus’ proposal falls short of what is needed to save lives & boost the economy."
Schumer on Problem Solvers Caucus' COVID-19 relief proposal: "The Speaker and I stand by our position. We're willing to meet the President in the middle."
1st term Oklahoma Democratic Rep. Kendra Horn, a member of Problem Solvers Caucus, on her leadership's response to PSC's COVID-19 relief proposal

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