front $3 trillion Coronavirus bill, Republicans reject it
EarnestMay 18, 2020
Newscast Media WASHINGTON,
Speaker Nancy Pelosi presented a $3 trillion Coronavirus spending proposal
to to Washington, which Republicans have criticized as an opportunity for
House Democrats to pass their partisan agenda, and have called it a "Liberal
relief bill includes:
A ban on information about low-cost health insurance. House Democrats want to forbid
the government from sharing any information with Americans about lower-cost
health options such as association plans or short-term plans. Republicans claim Speaker Pelosi doesn’t
want Americans to learn about options that are up to 60 percent cheaper than
Mass voting by mail. To
this proposal, Republicans stated, “A Coronavirus relief bill
might seem like the wrong time and place to dictate how states run their
elections." Democrats disagree.
Stimulus checks for illegal aliens. Republicans
complain that Pelosi’s bill would give illegal immigrants
the ability to receive up to $1,200 in direct payouts.
Bailouts… for government. Democrats want more than
$1 trillion in cash for state and local governments, mostly in the form
of unrestricted aid that doesn’t need to be used to offset Coronavirus
costs. They also threw in a $25 billion bailout for the Post Office according
to the Associated Press.
relief bill passed Congress narrowly on Friday May 15, by a 208-199 margin,
with fourteen Democrats voting against it and only one Republican voting
for it. The White House has threatened to veto the bill in its current format.