Manchin Says Coronavirus Relief Package Will be Released on Monday

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) said Sunday that the bipartisan Gang of Eight will release a short-term coronavirus relief package Monday.

“The plan is alive and well, and there is no way we’re going to leave Washington without taking care of the emergency needs of our people,” Manchin said on “Fox News Sunday.” “We’ll have a bill produced for the American people tomorrow, $908 billion.”

“The bottom line is there’s a lot of parts to this. … You can’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good,” he added. “We’re trying to get through the toughest first quarter of our country that we’ve ever faced. We’ve got people without nutrition, without shelter. We’ve got people without paychecks that are unemployed. We have health care workers. We have schools that need to be attended to. This covers all of that. This is strictly an emergency measure.”

Manchin acknowledged that “there’s no guarantee” that the measure will pass Congress, adding that “there’s 535 people that have to vote. … I can’t guarantee they’re all going to vote for it and pass it, but I can tell you one thing: What’s the alternative?”

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