Speaker Pelosi lied on the House floor. She does that to get the soundbite out. As she has said, she will do whatever it takes to win.
“A few minutes ago the Speaker stood at this podium and claimed that House Democrats did what she called, a jujitsu to change the bill — that is an outright lie,” McCarthy said.
“The fundamental portions of this bill has [sic] not changed since Sunday.”
McCarthy continued, “Four months for unemployment was already decided on Sunday. The grant to keep employees hired in small business was already decided on Sunday.”
“The only few additions were funding of things that had nothing to do with the Coronavirus,” he added.
.@GOPLeader McCarthy: “The only few additions were funding of things that had nothing to do with the Coronavirus. Was that worth holding it up?”
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 26, 2020
Having read the bill, I can say House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is correct.
Nancy Pelosi tried to put through a fully socialist bill. It included extreme socialist agenda items which are now out of the bill:
- bail out the post office
- digital dollars
- unemployment that pays more than the person’s salary
- pay off some portion of college loans
- $2,000 for every American
- limit ICE and border patrol
- publish corporate pay stats by race for all corporate boards
- permanent paid leave
- mandate a federal minimum wage of $15
- rescued companies must abide by the Democrat rules
- no voter ID and anonymous ballot harvesting
- require early voting, online registration, vote by mail, and same-day voting (aka voter fraud)
- provide cash for unions via official time for collective bargaining
- a full offset of airline emissions
- climate change study on aviation
- restricting colleges from providing information about illegal aliens
- money for Planned Parenthood
- the publication of greenhouse gas emissions for flights
- double the endowment for the arts to $300 million
- Reinstatement of Obamaphones
- Funding for NOAA
- $100 million for NASA
- $278 million for IRS
- On page 127, the Institute for Museum and Library Services is given $500,000,000 “respond to coronavirus” by granting States, museums, territories and tribes “to expand digital network access, purchase tablets and other internet-enabled devices, for operational expenses, and provide technical support”.
- Earmarked for an ambiguous “Construction and Environmental Compliance and Restoration,” the bill grants $100,000,000 “to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus” on page 18.
- $35 million for the Kennedy Center
- $300M for Migration and Refugee Assistance
- Extends immigrant visas and work permits
- On page 119, Gallaudet University is granted $7,000,000 “to help defray expenses (which may include lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associated with a transition to distance learning, faculty and staff trainings and payroll)”.
- Howard University receives $13,000,000 for similar open-ended expenses on page 123. Howard’s endowment fund currently stands at $692,800,000.
- Blocks denying funds to sanctuary cities
- Expands wind and solar tax credits
- On page 88, the “Ryan White HIV/AIDS program” receives an additional $90,000,000, according to language in the bill.
- and retirement plans for newspaper employees — nothing like making newspapers even more beholden to Democrat politicians.