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Pelosi’s Coronavirus Bill Pushes Provisions Unrelated To The Crisis

BY:  Henry Rodgers


Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Monday introduced a massive coronavirus bill with a number of provisions completely unrelated to the crisis.


Pelosi’s coronavirus bill is 1,119 pages and contains provisions including, “conducting risk-limiting audits of results of elections,” bailing out the postal service, requiring early voting, same-day voter registration, requiring the airlines to fully offset their carbon emissions, gives you chance to look up greenhouse gas emissions from the flights you want to take, and much more that have nothing to do with helping solve the crisis at hand.


“The country is burning and House Democrats would rather delay passage of direct relief to working families and small business so they can manipulate the way we conduct elections, bail out the postal service, impose greenhouse gas mandates on the airlines, and ensure diversity on corporate boards,” Rachel Bovard, Senior Director of Policy at the Conservative Partnership Institute told the Daily Caller.


The bill also reportedly gives unprecedented collective bargaining powers for unions, increases fuel emissions standards for airlines and expands wind and solar tax credits.


“The bill does take a strong step in prohibiting stock buybacks and limiting executive compensation and dividends from corporations who get taxpayer-funded loans. If she started and stopped there, that would be a helpful proposal. As it stands, it’s lost in the rest of the completely partisan Democrat agenda that is House Democrats response,” Bovard continued.


Pelosi said Sunday that she will halt negotiations with the Senate and move to pass her own coronavirus package in the House, which could drag things out longer than many expected. Pelosi’s legislation will be a $1.6 trillion emergency package, according to Politico. 


“The American people are counting on their leaders to deliver results now, but Pelosi and Senate Democrats cost our country at least a day. Small businesses, families, and hospitals are still waiting for aid because Democrats want to ‘restructure things to fit their vision,'” a GOP aide told the Daily Caller, referring to House Majority Whip James Clyburn’s comments to caucus members last week that the bill was “a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”


The Speaker’s $1.6 trillion emergency package comes as Senate and House leaders could not lock down a deal Sunday for an expected vote. “From my standpoint, we’re apart,” Pelosi told reporters as she went into McConnell’s office Sunday morning to discuss the legislation. 


Meanwhile, The Senate again failed to pass a procedural cloture vote Monday on a phase-three coronavirus stimulus bill as there has been continued internal dispute between both parties.

The vote was 49-46. Republicans needed 60 yes votes to pass the vote. On Sunday night the Senate tried to pass a cloture vote but failed 47-47 as no Democrats would jump on board. 


Pelosi’s office did not respond to the Daily Caller when asked about the list of provisions unrelated to the coronavirus.




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The Regressives have been pumping out this fake news since the negotiations started. I have even seen "copies" of the changes Pelosi is supposed to be pushing. I am starting to understand why Trump was able to fool them so easily. THIS is the audience for me to sell beach front property in New Mexico. 



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Despite the baby cries from Republicans, there is NOTHING in the House bill that does not relate to Covid19 since the Trump encouraged disease impacts every aspect of our lives. GOPers are just trying to avoid helping people so they can give more to corporate Oligarchs.


And while we're on the subject, how do GOPerBots connect Executive bonuses and stock buybacks to Covid19? If there's no conncection, then why does Moscow Mitch and his mindless band of enablers REFUSE to prevent Oligarchs from doing those two things as a condition of getting a Government handout?

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Olderscout:     And while we're on the subject, how do GOPerBots connect Executive bonuses and stock buybacks to Covid19?




That's easy.....who keeps them in office? It sure isn't the little guy working 3 jobs to stay afloat. Those people are like dirt on their shoes once an election is over and they're safely in office again.

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