(HorizonPost.com) – With only two defections from the party line, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) managed to push President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 “relief” bill through and send it over to the Senate for their consideration. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK) sees it less as addressing the coronavirus pandemic and more as a “payoff” to “the swamp” of Democratic Party interests.
— All American Girl (@AIIAmericanGirI) March 1, 2021
He believes the most egregious example of favoritism revolves around the $1400 stimulus checks that many Americans will receive once. But, federal employees whose children remain out of the school could receive up to that amount WEEKLY. In an example of funding pet projects that are in no way related to virus relief, $112 million would be allocated to the [San Francisco] Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, dubbed “Nancy’s Subway” by Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) February 24, 2021
The Senate will be taking it up in the coming days and weeks, and members will likely amend and then return the bill to the House, once again. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) indicated that at the least, the $15-per-hour minimum wage would be stripped due to the rules of the chamber.
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