Congresswoman Barbara Lee on the Federal Response to COVID-19

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The Grand Lake theater displays a message about president Donald Trump and the Coronavirus on their marquee in Oakland, California on March 18, 2020. (Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images)

After failing to pass a nearly $2 trillion coronavirus aid package over the weekend, the U.S. Senate is scrambling again to strike a deal. Senate Democrats blocked a vote on Sunday, saying the package didn’t do enough to protect workers and was too generous to corporations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell lashed out at Democrats saying they squandered days of negotiations and threatened to undermine the economy even further. We’ll talk to Congresswoman Barbara Lee about where things stand on the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.


Barbara Lee, U.S. representative, California's 13th congressional district