Republican Lawmakers Block Effort to Pass Trump's Stimulus Demands

Суббота, 26 Дек, 2020

The new one-time checks are part of a coronavirus aid deal lawmakers agreed on Sunday.

"The eviction moratorium expires on Dec 31 and tens of millions of people are at risk of losing their homes this winter during the height of COVID-19". The bill provides $892 billion in coronavirus relief, and $1.4 trillion in regular government appropriations. "The American people don't just want another check, they want us to do our job like they have to do when they sit around their kitchen table and small businesses have to do when they are trying to make ends meet and America's leadership in Washington refuses to do what they have to do", said Roy, who was reelected last month to represents a district in the Austin area.

The optics appear awful for Republicans, and the outgoing president, as the nation suffers through the worst holiday season many can remember. The death toll from the virus has risen to more than 327,000.

The figures Trump cited would equate to an extra $14 on Americans' stimulus checks, the American Prospect calculated.

The congressional Republican leaders have been left nearly speechless by Mr Trump's year-end scorching of their work.

Instead, Washington is now heading for a crisis with the help of the COVID because the president is at his Mar-e-Lago club.

With less than a month left in office, Trump is angry that some Republicans have acknowledged his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the Nov 3 election. "I still hope he decides that".

Thornberry didn't explicitly urge House Republicans to vote to overturn President Donald Trump's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act in a brief note sent to his colleagues after the veto was issued on Wednesday. They are also considering a Monday vote on a stop-gap measure to at least avert a federal shutdown.

Because of Trump's repeated veto threats, Congress has already scheduled voting sessions to override the move during rare floor votes next week. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., decried the possibility that the COVID assistance may collapse.

"It's Christmas Eve, but it's not a quiet night". All is not calm. For many, nothing is bright, "said Capitol Hill". A father recently told her to tell his children that there will be no Santa Claus this year.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday made good on his promise to veto the annual military policy bill, setting up what could be the first veto override of his presidency after both chambers of Congress overwhelmingly approved the legislation.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, hasn't responded publicly to Trump's demand for more aid as of Thursday morning.

Trump also demanded the bill be stripped of foreign aid, which is included in every annual federal spending bill - and was requested by his own administration previous year.

Trump didn't use the word "veto" in his earlier statement, but all but implied he would block the bill unless Congress removed billions in spending allocated to foreign nations and domestic institutions unrelated to the battle against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus.

Republicans sought to change the amount of foreign aid included in the package, seeking to address another one of Trump's complaints.

The end of the year complicates the schedule ahead.

Fox reports that Democrats plan to object to this resolution, which means that the House will be right back where it started.

"We are considering our options and what steps we will take".

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