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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:14 PM

House leaders look to expedite $2.2 trillion relief package. One GOP lawmaker may delay passage

Facing one of the worst economic downturns in U.S. history, House leaders expressed optimism Thursday about swift passage of the emergency $2.2 trillion relief bill aimed at mitigating the financial havoc caused by the coronavirus pandemic but faced a possible procedural hurdle that could delay sending the measure to President Trump.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) vowed to bring the massive legislation to the House floor on Friday and said she felt certain “we will have a strong bipartisan vote.” To hasten passage, Pelosi is seeking to hold a voice vote, which would not require the House’s 429 sitting members to reconvene in Washington — a move House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said he endorsed, given that multiple lawmakers have contracted or been exposed to the coronavirus.

But at least one lawmaker is considering upending those plans. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) said Thursday that he opposed the bill, approved Wednesday by the Senate, and is concerned that voting without a quorum present — the majority of the House chamber — would violate the Constitution. Massie said he has yet to decide whether to press the issue, which could delay a House vote until late Saturday or Sunday.

Massie noted that 96 senators, who are on average older than House members and considered at higher risk to the virus, voted Wednesday night. “If 96 percent of them can make it, then can’t 51 percent of the people who, on average, aren’t in the dangerous cohort, more vulnerable cohort — how come they can’t make it?” he asked.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/house-leaders-look-to-expedite-dollar22-trillion-relief-package-but-face-possibility-that-one-gop-lawmaker-may-delay-passage/ar-BB11IFcA?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply House leaders look to expedite $2.2 trillion relief package. One GOP lawmaker may delay passage (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 26 OP
jimfields33 Mar 26 #1
customerserviceguy Mar 26 #3
Wounded Bear Mar 26 #4
moondust Mar 26 #2
Wounded Bear Mar 26 #5
moondust Mar 26 #6
SKKY Mar 26 #7

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:20 PM

1. The house is in session. They all will be there. I think 2 are sick so they

will have more then enough of a quorum. Nancy knows this. This guy must wanted attention.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:43 PM

3. He's from Kentucky

Here's his picture:

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I hope Rand Paul makes him squeal like a pig...

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:45 PM

4. Can't they lock him in the men's room or something?



This is crazy.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:47 PM

2. Use Skype (or comparable).

Katie Porter was on TV last night(?) concerned with the difficulty of her and other west coast reps getting back to DC to vote. I don't see why they couldn't set up a video feed system allowing reps to log in and cast their votes from home just like all these reporters are doing for TV panel discussions.

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Response to moondust (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:45 PM

5. Isn't Katie one of the self isolators?

Maybe she can come anyway, but sit with the Repub caucus.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:13 PM

6. Yes, self-isolating.

I'm sure she'd much prefer a Skype call from home to sitting with a gang infected with batshit crazy disease.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:15 PM

7. This is the idiot who said John Kerry was a fake scientist...

...because he has a degree in political science.

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