AOC, Omar express displeasure with Senate’s modified $1.9 trillion package

Progressive Democrats are not pleased with the Senate’s changes to the $1.9 trillion dollar relief package.

Congressional Progressive Caucus said in a statement “we remain extremely disappointed that the minimum wage bill was not included. The minimum wage remains essential policy and we must deliver on this issue.”

Rep. Ilhan Omar told CNN “This is not the promise that we made. This is not why we are given the opportunity to be in the majority in the Senate and have the White House.”

She added “and so ultimately it is a failure when we compromise ourselves out of delivering on behalf of the American people and keeping our promises.”

AOC retweeted a thread from Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman who wrote “It seems there’s never a ceiling for the rich when they want a tax cut. And never a floor for the poor when they need help.”