Last night, every Senate Democrat voted to block critical funding intended for Americans faced with the fallout from the coronavirus. It’s almost like Democrats don’t care about the crisis America is facing. It’s almost like they’re willing to roll the dice to see if their actions can hurt Trump’s chances of re-election.
The economic relief package was worth more than $2 trillion.
Nancy Pelosi’s daughter, Christine, actively campaigned to help her mother take down the relief package for Americans.
YOUR CALLS ARE WORKING:
Senate vote on McConnell Corporate Slush Fund is FAILING to proceed!
A Senate “cloture” vote needs 60 Aye votes to advance a bill.
The Vote is still open. Keep those calls coming! https://t.co/wFpSszCaPu
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) March 22, 2020
The Washington Examiner explains– Lawmakers and the Trump administration hoped to send a positive message to unstable stock markets and to Americans worried about the decimated economy and the job losses caused by the spread of the virus.
The measure includes sending direct cash payments that would average about $3,000 per family and expanding unemployment insurance, as well as $350 billion in aid to struggling small businesses. It also provides $500 billion in loans to industries hurt by the economic slowdown.
But Democrats are holding out for big changes to the bill, which they argue creates a “slush fund” for big industries and lacks sufficient protections for workers. They voted against a procedural bill to start debate on the bill, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hoped to pass by Monday.
The Phase 3 COVID-19 economic stimulus bill needed 60 votes to pass. Every Democrat Senator voted “no.” Senator McConnell switched his vote to no, allowing for 2nd vote. 5Rs Gardner-CO, Lee-UT, Paul-KY, Romney-UT & Scott-FL are in self-quarantine & missed the vote.