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Democrats Block Senate Coronavirus Package

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Democrats blocked a coronavirus package on Sunday that would provide economic relief to businesses and Americans suffering from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Senate GOP package failed, with 47 votes in favor and 47 against, which fell 13 votes short of what was necessary to advance the legislation.

An angry Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) slammed Democrats for voting against the bill and blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for nixing bipartisan negotiations over a coronavirus package.

“I want everybody to fully understand if we aren’t able to act tomorrow, it will be because of our colleagues on the other side continuing to dicker when the country expects us to come together and address the problem,” the Senate leader said on Sunday.

McConnell added that there was bipartisan consensus among “regular members of the Senate, not in the Leadership office, not in the speaker’s office for goodness sakes.”

“She’s the Speaker of the House, not the Speaker of the Senate,” he added. “We were doing just fine until that intervention.”:snip:

 

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McConnell as 'Angry' as the Press Has Ever Seen Him on the Senate Floor

As you've already heard, the Senate failed to pass the CARES Act on Sunday, the next phase of Congress's coronavirus emergency relief effort. The final tally was 47-47, far short of the 60-vote threshold. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke for the Democrats by claiming that the GOP measure "includes huge bailouts without protections for people and workers and without accountability, and because it shortchanges our hospitals and healthcare workers who need our help." Republican senators immediately chewed out their Democratic colleagues for another "unbelievable" round of partisan playmaking.:snip:

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We voted no on the McConnell-GOP bill because among other problems it includes huge bailouts without protections for people and workers and without accountability, and because it shortchanges our hospitals and healthcare workers who need our help.

These changes need to be made.

 

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McConnell excoriates Democrats over stimulus demands

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) tore into Democrats Monday morning for their latest stimulus demands as more than three days of negotiations have failed to yield a deal.

McConnell ticked off the items on what he  called the “Democratic wish list,” citing tax deductions to solar and wind energy companies, workplace provisions sought by organized labor and new emissions standards for the airlines.

“Are you kidding me?” McConnell demanded on the floor.

“This is the moment to debate new regulations that have nothing whatsoever to do with this crisis? That’s what they’re up to over there,” he said, motioning across the aisle.:snip:

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Here is the Far-Left Wish List Nancy Pelosi Just Blew Everything Up For

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-Publication of corporate pay statistics by race and race statistics for all corporate boards

-A bail out on all current debt at the Postal Service

-Required early voting

-Required same day voter registration 

-Provisions on official time for union collective bargaining

-Full offset of airline emissions by 2025

-Publication and reporting of greenhouse gas statistics for individual flights 

-Retirement plans for community newspaper employees

-Federal $15 minimum wage

-Permanent paid leave

-Study on climate change mitigation efforts 

The provisions will apply to the companies and business rescued by the bill. :snip:

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13 Key Things to Know About the Senate’s Giant Coronavirus Bill

Rachel Greszler

March 23, 2020

Congress’s response to the economic consequences of the coronavirus should be targeted, temporary, and directed at public health efforts while limiting politically motivated bailouts and abuse.

Unfortunately, the Senate’s version of the CARES Act, which continues to be held up amid political fights, misses this mark by including special benefits to specific industries that will exceed $200 billion.

And that’s not the only thing wrong with the legislation. The $1,200 checks going out to most Americans will add substantially to our debt—while providing taxpayer funds to plenty of people who don’t need more money.

The legislation also gives the Treasury Department too much control over huge loans to businesses—loans that don’t come with enough strings to ensure they’re strictly used for business situations caused by COVID-19. And lastly, the bill doesn’t provide enough for employees of larger corporations, who are also being affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

However, the bill does provide many sound tax provisions and important supports to keep employees attached to the labor force. This is crucial to limiting both the short- and long-term economic consequences of COVID-19.

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