Audio: Senator Hawley won’t consent to vote on defense bill, without vote on direct assistance

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Missouri’s junior senator is calling for a vote on two-thousand dollars in direct assistance for Americans before there’s a vote on the defense bill.



GOP Senator Josh Hawley tweeted Tuesday that he will not consent to a vote on the defense bill unless the Senate votes on two-thousand dollar COVID relief for working people.  Hawley criticizes the defense bill as a “bad” bill and says it should stay vetoed. Hawley and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders have called for a two-thousand dollar direct payment for adults.

Hawley and Sanders say working families are struggling, and that they should be first in line for COVID relief and not last.