Lindsey Graham wants a COVID bill but slams Pelosi for trying to 'change ...

Lindsey Graham thinks his Republican colleagues should agree to a heftier coronavirus stimulus package after Mitch McConnell announced he will put forward a $500 billion bill this week.

'There are some Republicans who don't want to spend anymore. I disagree,' Graham told 'Full Court Press' host Greta Van Susteren in a Sunday morning interview when speaking of those who don't want another relief package in general.

The South Carolina senator and staunch ally of President Donald , however, said he opposes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's $2.2 trillion proposal because it includes provisions that 'reward illegal immigrants' and 'change election laws.'

'I think we need more money, but we don't need policy provisions like the House has, where you reward illegal immigrants with $1,200 bucks and you change election laws through the COVID relief package,' the Judiciary chairman said.

Graham added: 'So time will tell, and I think the president is right to want to go big, but it's got to be big and smart.'

Senator Lindsey Graham broke with some GOP colleagues when claiming Americans need another COVID relief bill – but slammed the Democrat package for 'rewarding illegal immigrants' and 'changing election laws'

Senator Lindsey Graham broke with some GOP colleagues when claiming Americans need another COVID relief bill – but slammed the Democrat package for 'rewarding illegal immigrants' and 'changing election laws'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell revealed Saturday that the Senate will vote Wednesday on the next relief package the Republican-controlled chamber is putting forward.

'I just announced the Senate will vote next week on hundreds of billions more dollars for relief programs that Democrats do not even oppose,' McConnell wrote in a statement posted to Twitter.

The Kentucky Republican took a jab at Pelosi in his memo, adding that 'Working families have already waited too long for Speaker Pelosi's Marie Antoinette act to stop. Let's make law.'

The roughly $500 billion proposal includes funding for unemployment insurance, schools, additional COVID-19 testing along with other provisions.

The Senate will also cast a separate vote on Tuesday regarding more funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, which expired in August.

On Saturday evening, Pelosi gave the White House a 48-hour deadline to resolve the contentious COVID-19 relief negotiations, which have become increasingly rooted in partisanship.

Discussions over federal aid have pulled Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill into an ongoing, back-and-forth battle over the next deal's provisions.

But on Saturday evening, the House Speaker's office revealed that Pelosi had an hour-long phone conversation with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

It's unclear what stands to happen if the deadline, set for Monday, is not met.

Pictured; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Pictured: Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (left) and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin (right) had an hour-long conversation on Saturday regarding COVID-19 relief aid 

'The Speaker and Secretary Mnuchin spoke at 7:40 p.m. by phone tonight for just over an hour,' Drew Hammill, Pelosi's chief of staff, wrote on Twitter. 

'While there was some encouraging news on testing, there remains work to do to ensure there is a comprehensive testing plan that includes contact tracing and additional measures to address the virus' disproportionate impact on communities of color.' 

'There remains an array of additional differences as we go provision by provision that must be addressed in a comprehensive manner in the next 48 hours.'

Hammill then called on the White House to prove its commitment to reaching an agreement on the relief aid.  

'Decisions must be made by the White House in order to demonstrate that the Administration is serious about reaching a bipartisan agreement that provides for Americans with the greatest needs during the pandemic,' wrote Hammill. 

A spokesperson for Mnuchin told The Wall Street Journal that he and Pelosi were expected to speak again

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