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Dems front $3 trillion Coronavirus bill, Republicans reject it

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by Joseph Earnest May 18, 2020


Newscast Media WASHINGTON, D.C.—House 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 wish list."


The 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 Obamacare.
  • 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.


The 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.


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