Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) released the following statement on Trump’s decision to end COVID relief negotiations:
"Given President Trump's own COVID diagnosis and his earlier comments in support of a bill with 'much higher numbers' it is confounding and unconscionable that he would suddenly order a cessation of negotiations over a much-needed COVID-19 relief bill. American families and America's small businesses are hurting and cannot afford even more delays — especially when a deal is within reach. I worked together with my Republican colleague Rep. Dusty Johnson to lead a working group that crafted a bipartisan framework for such a deal that has been widely supported, including by the Administration. I cannot overstate how important it is that leaders in both parties — along with the President — return to the table and agree on a package that will provide immediate relief to families and businesses. Inaction is not an option."