Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is among the first female members of the Democratic Socialists of America elected to serve in Congress, isn’t pleased with the U.S. Senate following the unanimous passage of the largest stimulus bill in history.

As we reported, the bill amounts to roughly $2.2 trillion in relief efforts. It includes $1,200 checks to many American adults and $500 for many children. It includes a $500 billion loan program for struggling businesses, cities and states, and nearly $400 billion for employee-retention funds for small businesses. It also includes $130 billion for hospitals.

Now the bill goes to the House, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is trying “to make sure her fellow ‘disappointed’ Democrats get on board,” Daily Wire reported.

Pelosi suggested that the House will look to pass the bill in the House on Friday. However, the Daily Wire explains that “all it takes is one House Democrat to force his or her fellow members of Congress to appear in Washington in person to vote.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been a vocal critic of the Senate bill. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez suggested to CNN that she might object to the measure, the Daily Wire reports.

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez wrote to Twitter, “The Senate might ADJOURN FOR A MONTH after this bill? This is completely dangerous and unacceptable. We HAVE to be able to respond to people’s needs. People don’t have this time. Even IF the Senate can even return on the 20th (big IF) that may not be enough time to solve May.”

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She continued, “With the health risks of travel, there is no easy choice here. But essential workers are showing up and putting their health at risk every day, and if the final text of a bill is set up to hurt them, it may be something we have to do.”

She argued that the Senate bill contains a “historic corporate giveaway.”

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“Just a reminder that there is absolutely no good reason why Senate Republicans are tying a historic corporate giveaway to getting relief money in the hands of families. They could just authorize sending checks to families today, right now, & deal with the rest. But they refuse.”

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On CNN’s “Situation Room,” Pelosi said, “What is important is for us to recognize the good that is in the bill, appreciate it for what it does. Don’t judge it for what it doesn’t because we have more bills to come.”

“At the start of all this we had two bills, which were about emergencies … and the emergency isn’t over, but the focus was on those two bills. Now we’re mitigating for the damage of it all to the health and to the livelihood of the American people,” Pelosi told CNN.

“That is in this bill. And then we will go forward for recovery. Emergency, mitigation, recovery. And again all along the way still addressing the emergency and mitigation needs by focusing on how we build the economy in a positive way as we meet the health needs of the American people.”