Rep. Jeffries: Congress Virus Relief Plan ‘Must Make A Difference’ | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC

Rep. Jeffries: Congress Virus Relief Plan ‘Must Make A Difference’ | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC 1


As the urgency for virus relief talks grows, Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and member of the Judiciary and Budget Committees, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries joins Kristen Welker to discuss what is needed to make progress on a deal. Aired on 08/05/2020.
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Rep. Jeffries: Congress Virus Relief Plan ‘Must Make A Difference’ | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC

47 Comments on "Rep. Jeffries: Congress Virus Relief Plan ‘Must Make A Difference’ | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC"


    • @Kev Warriner Because everyone went off the reservation in June and now COVID is back to square 1.

    • Sarah Johnson | August 5, 2020 at 3:03 PM | Reply

      I agree. We need a decision NOW NOT A MONTH FROM NOW!!!!

    • Priscilla Robb | August 5, 2020 at 3:20 PM | Reply

      Kev Warriner , OMG! $600 a week will never ever make American workers rich. If the GOPs was able to give tax cut for the very rich why is it sooo hard for them to give that $600 to working people. 😡

    • Jim Battersbee | August 5, 2020 at 4:34 PM | Reply

      If anyone has ever thought about invading the USA, now’s the time to do it. The incompetence, the paralysis, the hypocrisy, has never been so suffocating, the lack of leadership never more evident than it is today.
      Then again, who wants it?? Over 160,000 dead, millions infected, tens of millions out of work, a record national debt of $26 trillion and a totally failed, divided, and dysfunctional society.
      No-one wants a bar of it.

    • Rosalyn Jeffery | August 5, 2020 at 5:21 PM | Reply

      @William Marick I think you have him confused with 45. He bragged about passing his dementia test and like he said the last five questions were really hard so that tells me he couldn’t finish it.. If you have to brag brag brag tells you a lot…

  2. Nathan Harris | August 5, 2020 at 12:27 PM | Reply

    Americans need recurring payments through the duration of this pandemic! A second $1200 check is not nearly enough, it wasn’t enough the first time it’s not enough a second time!

    • Ahmad Abdullah | August 5, 2020 at 4:16 PM | Reply

      They don’t care, look at how they are fighting over a measly $600 dollars for avg Americans! F the Republicans! They don’t talk about scaling back when they hand out trillions in tax cuts or trillions to support the stock market now do they!!! Whenever policies are introduced that will actually avg American the first thing out of their mouths is how much its going to cost, but they are willing to squander Trillions in support of their own agenda! Sickening!

    • Rosalyn Jeffery | August 5, 2020 at 5:07 PM | Reply

      I still haven’t gotten the first one yet…

    • Walter Parris | August 5, 2020 at 5:25 PM | Reply

      @Bud Fudlacker Pandemic Concerns.!

    • Right! What is a 1200 dollar check going to do? We are going to be right back in the same situation the next week,month, months after. They need to give the American ppl stimulus until the pandemic is over and the economy gets back on its feet! The reps don’t care though and that is so Disgusting!

    • Ahmad Abdullah | August 6, 2020 at 12:42 AM | Reply

      @Miss QueenyB 100%

  3. Michael P Jeffries | August 5, 2020 at 12:31 PM | Reply

    Republicans projecting again. Deny benefit to millions rather than allow a few people come out a couple hundred bucks ahead.

  4. gatewaytobeing | August 5, 2020 at 12:31 PM | Reply

    Need money to fund this? Look no further than the pockets of the wealthiest 1% who have increased their net worth by hundreds of billions (or trillions) during this pandemic, thanks to the theft of the American taxpayer by Trump who funneled our money into his precious stock market. Declare these gains illegally obtained and force its forfeiture back to the people. It’s OUR money.

    • I couldn’t have said it better. Thanks

    • The rich need to pay their fair share in taxes. Taxes pay for the things we all use, rich and poor alike – infrastructure, Fire dept etc.. trump brags about not paying taxes saying it makes him smart but no, it makes him a free loading crook.

    • @paulafrazer Yep, don’t you just love all those fee loading as….holes! Can’t wait to vote November 3rd to get them out.

    • Marty Baldwin | August 6, 2020 at 11:50 PM | Reply

      gatewaytobeing Look up TREASON.

  5. Vote early. Have been doing for years. Much shorter lines. Check out your local options!

    And ignore any promises that Trump makes as it is just a con job!

  6. Parslow Pongbert | August 5, 2020 at 12:36 PM | Reply

    Couldn’t right wing democrats and Republicans find common ground through their mutual acceptance of corporate bribes in return for denying people a universal healthcare system like actual democracies have.

  7. A lot of the people that have lost their lives was the main household bread winner. They haven’t thought about theses people, while theses Republicans wants to lower the unemployment pay outs. People still have to pay their house notes and rent ,bills . They want to give millions to the rich ‘ and give a funky one time $1200 to the poor that’s lost so mush . I don’t know how theses people live with themselves. I hope people are listening and watching how these Republicans are dealing with this crisis ‘ and return the same favor at the polls

    • imiss toronto | August 5, 2020 at 2:47 PM | Reply

      what’s with ‘theses”??? THESE

    • Rosalyn Jeffery | August 5, 2020 at 5:19 PM | Reply

      For some reason or another people tend to vote against their own interests. They stay with the party not what they are doing to them… Sad bit true. Let’s pray that they get voted out starting with 45 and let that trickle down to all Republicans in the Senate like that first tax cut that trickled down after they took care of their donor’s first and nothing worth getting to the American people…

  8. Getting something passed by Congress over the next 2 months, does nothing for the American people now!

  9. Gladys Smith | August 5, 2020 at 1:12 PM | Reply

    Something for the country to help the people and the economy with out that this country will fall deep into a depression.

  10. P.s. What you all make in income is disgusting.

  11. No, the people want them to continue to fight for us.

  12. American People: “We need help that will make a difference!
    Trump: “I only will when it will benefit my re-election!” or “puteee hasn’t ok’d it yet!”
    Choice? *Vote Biden! Vote Democrat! Vote For American Democracy and Decency!”*

  13. Louise Dumais | August 5, 2020 at 2:21 PM | Reply

    not to mention that it is the people’s money

    • wildcatter63 | August 5, 2020 at 2:41 PM | Reply

      No, it’s all the REDPublicans money. It all belongs to their political owners/donors who are trying to concentrate ALL OF IT not just the little bit that the top 3 people on that list that just happens to equal ALL the ASSETS of 1/2 of the rest of this countries taxpayers COMBINED. WE shouldn’t have ANY ASSETS. Why, if we have ANYTHING AT ALL then they CAN’T TRICKLE DOWN ON US

  14. Tony Metoyer | August 5, 2020 at 2:23 PM | Reply

    I’d like to see any Republican Senator who thinks $600 a week is too much try and live on it. It wouldn’t even cover their lunches.


  16. Rep. Jeffries, thank you for being a clear and Stable voice.

  17. As many bills, and the Heroes Act are sitting on McConnell’s desk. KY needs to vote Moscow Mitch out.

  18. Dimitri Katzoff | August 5, 2020 at 3:30 PM | Reply

    The Pandemic itself is giving people the incentive to stay at home, not the extra $600 a week.
    People need that money, and they need is ASAP!

    • Sir, U are EXACTLY RIGHT! The Reps can’t think logically though and are Disgusting! All they do is lie and they don’t care. But u are so right and at least I know their are still logical smart ppl like yourself left in the world. 🙏🙂

    • Dimitri Katzoff | August 5, 2020 at 10:50 PM | Reply

      @Miss QueenyB Thank you, I appreciate the kind words 😊. It’s an absolute travesty that we’re still even discussing these incredibly urgent issues. It’s beyond belief that these Reps, so called “intelligent” people actually feel the need to have a debate over such an enormous and pressing situation. When in reality it’s a simple yes or no question asked by the Dems. There’s NO TIME to negotiate here, because people are hurting and suffering. The pain is real! And in this dire moment something needs to be resolved as of yesterday!!

  19. Why don’t they care if the president spends millions on golfing during the pandemic? While they have their lunches on our dime and deny us right before they go on a month long vacation..

  20. My argument is that’s frigging sad that most Americans wages are so low that most of us are at poverty level. An these guys are arguing about $600 extension….

    • Mark Lawrence | August 5, 2020 at 4:11 PM | Reply

      This speaks to the wage inequality that many people face everyday. Low wages are not compatible with today’s cost of living.

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