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Sat Feb 27, 2021, 03:48 AM

House passes $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill with $1,400 checks, vaccine funding

Source: NBC News

WASHINGTON — The House voted early Saturday to pass President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package, a step to implementing his vision for bringing the pandemic under control just days after the U.S. crossed the tragic milestone of 500,000 deaths.

The Democratic-controlled House voted 219 to 212 to approve the bill, which includes $1,400 direct payments, a $400-a-week federal unemployment bonus, a per-child allowance of up to $3,600 for one year and billions of dollars to distribute the coronavirus vaccines and to assist schools and local governments.

The vote split largely on partisan lines, with every Republican voting against the measure and just two Democrats joining them — Jared Golden of Maine and Kurt Schrader of Oregon.

The bill now goes to the Senate, where a provision to raise the minimum wage is likely to be removed. But the rest of the package is in good shape to pass as Democrats are using a process that doesn't require Republican support.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/house-vote-biden-s-1-9-trillion-covid-relief-bill-n1258883

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 04:02 AM

1. so none of te repubs are bipartisan lol nt

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 07:29 AM

2. "just two Democrats joining them -- Jared Golden of Maine and Kurt Schrader of Oregon."

So, what was their beef with the bill? None of the articles I scanned seemed to mention any position.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 08:15 AM

3. See...

On Monday, Schrader spoke on the House floor against H.R. 9051, also known as the CASH Act, calling it “an ineffective and poorly targeted approach to aiding Americans in distress.”


(From: https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2020/12/oregons-kurt-schrader-one-of-2-house-dems-to-vote-against-2000-checks-for-covid-relief.html )

And Golden:

“During challenging times, the country needs its elected leaders to work together to meet the most urgent needs in their communities,” Golden said, according to The Associated Press. “This bill addresses urgent needs, and then buries them under a mountain of unnecessary or untimely spending.”


(From: https://fox40jackson.com/politics/house-oks-1-9t-coronavirus-bill-with-2-democrats-voting-against-it/ )

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 09:01 AM

4. The two Democrats will change their tune once the aid package . . .

proves it's worth and the republicans will say it was their idea in the first place.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 09:38 AM

6. unnecessary

and untimely spending????? What????


What's so unnecessary and untimely about helping Americans who are dying and don't have jobs through no fault of their own???


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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 09:52 AM

8. Perfect! Thanks.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 09:23 AM

5. I would have preferred simply having the federal government pass infrastructure bill and hiring

those that are unemployed rather than give them 400 extra week.
That way we get our infrastructure improved and we get people jobs that would do other things like provide them healthcare as an added bonus.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 09:56 AM

9. And six months from now when some contracts are let for bids THEN they might get a job

That is the right step but it's a long term help,this relief package is for the now.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 09:46 AM

7. will it pass the senate?

Manchin? Sinema? I envy the ability of the repugs to march in lockstep.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 09:57 AM

10. ATTENTION Democratic members. Please

make sure to take credit for this every chance you get. Please take out ads, book yourselves on every tv show every radio program, pod cast etc. And be sure to make mention that NO REPUBLICAN cared enough to do anything for you because you aren't a wealthy corporations. Not that the Democratic Party needs my advice.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 09:58 AM

11. Republicans...NO to any minimum wage raise. Republicans...NO to any Covid relief

Now if Dems would have tossed in another 14% tax cut for Corporations Republicans would have been tripping over themselves to pass it.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 10:02 AM

12. Republicans in the House just voted 100% against the same $1400 that Trump wanted

And yet they're down in Florida kissing his fat ASS pledging their undying love for their Fuehrer.

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