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Thu Sep 10, 2020, 12:10 PM

Senate Covid-19 Bill Fails To Reach Cloture

Vote is currently 50-45.

With only 5 not voting yet, it can't reach 60 to go up for an official vote.

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Reply Senate Covid-19 Bill Fails To Reach Cloture (Original post)
sfstaxprep Sep 10 OP
bigtree Sep 10 #1
brush Sep 10 #2
bigtree Sep 10 #3
W_HAMILTON Sep 10 #4

Response to sfstaxprep (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 12:14 PM

1. that's good news

...what Speaker Pelosi said it would do yesterday.

No GOP fig leaf in that.

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Response to sfstaxprep (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 12:20 PM

2. Moscow Mitch will now have to go back to the table and agree...

to a more generous bill that relieves the American people or repugs are going to suffer come Nov. 3.

In other words: "That Mitch better get my money."

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Response to brush (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 12:28 PM

3. right I don't think a failed cloture vote gives them a political talking point for the election

...moreover, Treasury and big business has been signaling for months that stimulus is crucial.

You have to wonder why McConnell hung his members out today for a predictable failed vote. I think he wanted to demonstrate to his conservative caucus, who holds up everything meaningful or good, that they have an empty hand. He almost never brings up GOP bills that he knows will fail, unless he's making some strategic move. The only one that makes sense is back to the table and compromise in a way that moves a bill forward.

It's basically political suicide to go into the election without something for the unemployed in the hopper.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 12:33 PM

4. Yep.

Democrats can say that the Democratic-controlled House passed a COVID relief bill months and months ago, whereas the Republican-controlled Senate hasn't even brought it up for a vote and it hasn't passed anything on its own.

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