Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will force Democrats to vote on giving the $1.9 trillion in handouts and bailouts to illegal aliens and schools that refuse to open.
Senate Republicans are set to force Democrats to cast votes on various potentially uncomfortable topics in the coming days, taking advantage of the rules of the budget reconciliation process Democrats are using to advance the wasteful wealth redistribution package.
During that time, any senator is entitled to file an amendment to the resolution, which could result in dozens of votes on various provisions going late into the night and even early into Friday morning.
Republicans strongly oppose the fact that Democrats are using reconciliation to advance the coronavirus stimulus and therefore plan to use the vote-a-rama as a way to expose Democrats.
“The new President talks a lot about unity, but his White House staff and congressional leadership are working from the opposite playbook,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said of the budget reconciliation process. “We’ll be discussing the facts… Senate Republicans will be ready and waiting with a host of amendments to improve the rushed procedural step that’s being jammed through.”
He added: “We’ll be getting senators on the record about whether taxpayers should fund checks for illegal immigrants… whether Democrats should raise taxes on small businesses in the midst of this historic crisis… and whether generous federal funding should pour into school districts where the unions refuse to let schools open. And this is just a small taste.”
Sen. Josh Hawley. R-Mo. introduced an amendment that would oppose federal funding from schools that don’t get kids back in classrooms.
“In spite of overwhelming evidence that schools can reopen safely, partisan advocates are using children’s education as a cudgel to push their radical agendas,” Hawley said in a statement along with the amendment. “The effect on children and working-class families has been absolutely devastating. The federal government should put an end to this two-tiered education system for the haves and the have-nots by incentivizing schools to safely reopen.”
At least, Americans should know where their money is going. Naturally, Chuck Schumer doesn’t like it.
Mitch has failed the nation, he is reviled, and it is irreversible. Doing this act of opposing the dems, after he did so much to enable them, will be ineffective. Recall, Mitch already endorsed and passed 2 larger spending bills, and has never opposed the destructive lockdowns. Mitch cannot justify his reckless spending which he now pretends to oppose for political reasons only. He has no content, no plan for any of this. His career is over. I hope he struggles to stay around and that it is very painful for him.
This won’t be painful for Mitch. He is used to being a loser. What he gives a crap about is that he stays in his nice cushy well-funded job which he has until perpetuity, Because the voters in his home state are too fucking stupid to replace him with someone else.
I guess that we must all deserve this. We as a country had a real chance by electing an outsider, non-politician , And the people that were within his own “party” sabotage him as well as any Democrat.
I don’t know who I’m going to vote for in the future. You know damn well it’s not a Democrat for anything but I am disgusted with the Republicans
This has some potential. Do it!
There is still 1 Trillion on the table from the last bill. It’s time to put people back to work. The Corona Virus was never the Black Plague and we have learned how to take care of people much better in the last 6 months. The Congress should not give anything but a one way ticket out of the Country to an illegal Alien.