Joe Biden 'open' to cutting cost of $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan
22 Février, 2021, 07:49 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
Newark would get more money than any other New Jersey city, $169 million. "This almost $2 trillion "stimulus" package is neither targeted nor a stimulus".
Biden toured a Pfizer vaccine manufacturing plant in Portage, Michigan, amid efforts to ramp up production, with only about 15% of the USA population vaccinated against the coronavirus so far.
"What would they have me cut? The overall support for the bill is even larger than the substantial majority of voters who said in January that they favored an end-of-year economic aid bill signed into law by President Donald J. Trump". "Should we not invest $20 billion to vaccinate the nation?'" The $1,200 and $600 payments, respectively, reached tens of millions of Americans through direct deposit to their bank accounts or in paper checks or debit cards - but what about people who are still waiting, including those who weren't able to file a 2019 tax return or get their banking information to the IRS or don't have a bank account at all?
$130 billion for K-12 schools, only 5% ($6 billion) would be spent this year.
House Democrats says they are ready to move forward with President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion relief bill, which includes another round of stimulus checks and an extension for certain unemployment benefits.
With many parents focused on how to get their children back to in-person classes, Biden and his aides have highlighted the almost $130 billion that the plan would provide to K-12 schools to help them pay for safety modifications that the administration hopes will allow more schools to reopen.
Major procedural hurdles remain, chiefly whether a $15 minimum wage survives the reconciliation process that Democrats are employing. Moderate Democratic Sens. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of West Virginia have already signaled their opposition to that provision - and with the Senate divided 50-50, Biden can not afford to lose a single member in his caucus. "We will meet this deadline", he said in a Friday letter to Democrats.
Senator McConnell, a Republican, served as majority leader from 2015-2020 and had proudly labeled himself the "Grim Reaper" of legislative initiatives from the Democratic House.
"Next week, the House is expected to consider the almost $2 trillion package of progressive priorities Democrats have rushed to bring to the floor", minority whip Steven Scalise, R-La., wrote. On Friday, House GOP Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) vowed to meet with Republicans in the lower chamber to discuss how to combat the almost $2 trillion package.
Scalise's office characterized the bill as the embodiment of a "liberal wish list". And Republicans' objections over the next week carry some risk, given the popularity of the legislation. "According to the polls, there is overwhelming bipartisan support".
Senate Democrats are promising they will approve the Biden rescue plan by March 14. Republicans opposed the package in the survey 47% to 37%.
"I'm grateful that the Senate and the House are moving quickly, and I'm prepared to hear their ideas on how to make the package better and make it cheaper".
The woman was shot on February 9, two days before her 20th birthday, at a protest in the capital Nayptitaw, and died Friday. Many people, including her relatives, mourned her death at the funeral on Sunday.
Health Minister Christine Elliott says it was a hard but necessary decision to keep the areas under tight public health measures. A customer service desk will be made available to those who are unable to book an appointment through the online tool.
Jim Hendren, announced that he´s leaving the GOP, citing Trump´s rhetoric and the riot at the Capitol by Trump's supporters. The twice-impeached former president was acquitted in the Senate on February 13 of inciting an insurrection on the U.S.
As OMB head she will interact with Senate Budget chair Vermont Sen. 'Your attacks were not just made against Republicans. The Senate Budget Committee is set to vote on Tanden's nomination next week in advance of a full floor vote.
The United States, Britain, Canada and New Zealand have announced limited sanctions, with a focus on military leaders. The military allege the NLD's landslide election win previous year was fraudulent but have not provided proof.
The House Budget Committee released the bill text Friday and is scheduled to take up the package Monday. If they hold together, they can pass the legislation with Vice President Harris breaking the tie.
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Later on Saturday, Navalny will also face proceedings in a separate case on charges of defaming a Second World War veteran. Prosecutors have called for Navalny to be fined the equivalent of £9,275 ($13,000) in that case.
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