White House, Senate reach late-night deal on $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package
White House and Senate leaders reached a historic deal shortly after midnight Wednesday on a massive $2 trillion coronavirus relief package for workers and businesses, although support in the House of Representatives remained uncertain as one member openly criticized the plan.
The bipartisan breakthrough in the Senate capped days of heated negotiations that had nearly been derailed by last-minute demands from House Democrats.
“Ladies and gentleman, we are done," White House legislative affairs director Eric Ueland announced as he left the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., near midnight. "We have a deal."
"Much of the work on bill text has been completed and I’m hopeful over the next few hours we’ll finish what's left and we will circulate it early in the morning," Ueland told reporters.
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What a shame we have to pass the bill to find out what's in it. I don't expect Pelosi will sign onto any bill that she doesn't make so toxic it will cause even the most bipartisan congress critters to balk at it. Already the House version has proposed unlimited vote harvesting by third parties... meaning that if you forgot to mail in your early ballot, these freelancers can simply collect it from you and hand walk it to the elections office. Gee, what could possibly go wrong there?
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I know that nobody gives a damn about the Constitution anymore, but the "origination clause" of the Constitution (Article 1, Section 7, Clause 1) requires that all spending bills MUST originate in the House of Representatives. This is bass ackwards.
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I saw it live last night right after 2. McConnell read a small statement on the floor and so did Schumer.
Schumer was pumping his hands in the air and had the nerve to saw ‘it was Democrats who fought for the average American to get it done.’ But once he did that I knew Pelosi would have no way to say no, Schumer is her boss pretty much. He probably told her to STFU.
Whatever and whoever I still don’t see an end to this yet.
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