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    Trump Tweets Support for the Wuhan Coronavirus Relief Package

    Trump Tweets Support for the Wuhan Coronavirus Relief Package

    “I encourage all Republicans and Democrats to come together and VOTE YES!”

    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump’s administration are close to an agreement on a coronavirus relief package.

    The vote in the House should happen tonight, but some House Republicans may not jump on board. It’s possible pork is still shoved in the bill.

    Turns out paid sick leave caused the delay.

    Here are a few details of the bill:

    • Free coronavirus testing for everyone who needs a test, including the uninsured.
    • Two weeks of guaranteed paid sick leave, as well as increased family leave.
    • Increased support for unemployment benefits.
    • Works to strengthen programs that provide school lunches for students who rely on them.
    • A bump in Medicaid funding.

    BUT since politicians have a pork addition, the bill may run into problems because who wouldn’t vote for a bill to help the sick? Well, it makes me sick they do this. Like supposed Catholic Pelosi.

    Pelosi came under fire because she tried to sneak in federally funded infanticide:

    “While schools are closing and hospitals are gearing up, Speaker Pelosi is waging unnecessary culture wars. Speaker Pelosi should be fighting the coronavirus pandemic, not politicizing emergency funding by fighting against the bipartisan Hyde Amendment,” Sasse told National Review in a statement. “We need to be ramping up our diagnostic testing, not waging culture wars at the behest of Planned Parenthood. Good grief.”

    Pelosi attempted to secure a funding stream of up to $1 billion for reimbursing laboratory claims. According to White House officials who spoke with the Daily Caller, that provision would establish a precedent under which health claims for all procedures, including abortion, could be reimbursed with federal funds. That precedent would render the Hyde Amendment, which blocks taxpayer funding for abortion clinics, obsolete.

    However, Trump tweeted in support of the bill.


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    stablesort | March 13, 2020 at 11:27 pm

    There is nothing in the world so bad as bipartisan legislation…

    too bad they never included free testing in obamacare when they had a chance and we wouldn’t be in this position now

    Looks like we’re back into the old, you have to pass the bill before you read the bill ground again

    tom_swift | March 13, 2020 at 11:53 pm

    Two weeks of guaranteed paid sick leave, as well as increased family leave.

    I see no mention about who is paying these. That little detail would make the difference between an adequate bill and a disastrous one.

    12 weeks of quarantine pay? Nobody has spent 12 weeks in quarantine.

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