By NICK GOSNELL
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Kansas First District Congressman Dr. Roger Marshall lays the lack of another coronavirus relief bill at the feet of House leadership.
"Speaker Pelosi does not want this President to have a victory," Marshall said Monday. "She's doing everything she can to clog up progress. Leader McConnell proposed something good for Kansas in a new CARES Act, some liability protection, some help for schools, some help with federal funding for unemployment and the Democrats walked away from it."
Marshall said he's about as frustrated as he's been, but he believes something will get done.
"Maybe next week, I'll get you some good news, but I'll expect that the last week of September, the last day of September when a lot of funding for the government starts running out is when everything will move at the last second. It's not the way I like to do business, but evidently this is the way Speaker Pelosi likes to do business."
Negotiations up until recently have mainly included the White House and House leadership, but anything that will pass ultimately will need bipartisan support at least to get through the Senate.