NY Governor Cuomo is also optimistic about a vote this week…
We already know where President Trump stood on the matter:
Why should the people and taxpayers of America be bailing out poorly run states (like Illinois, as example) and cities, in all cases Democrat run and managed, when most of the other states are not looking for bailout help? I am open to discussing anything, but just asking?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2020
Additionally, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has said no bail-outs for badly managed states:
Fast forward to today, and while we are unclear of the exact details, reporting is coming out, or perhaps a trial balloon, of half a trillion dollars for the next phase of stimulus.
Two or three Republican senators are “just about committed” to supporting a $500 billion stimulus bill that would send money to states and counties hammered by the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, said U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat.
Menendez, who is cosponsoring the bill with Senator Bill Cassidy, a Republican from Louisiana, said the additional GOP senators would be ready to commit to the proposal by the end of this week. And there’s “a lot of momentum” in the House of Representatives, Menendez said at a news conference in Trenton.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, speaking at his own briefing, said he was optimistic that the House would vote this week.