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the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. and the House of Representatives would still each receive $25 million
The Senate rejected an attempt by four Republican senators to change boosted unemployment benefits included in a mammoth coronavirus stimulus package.
Senators voted 48-48 on an amendment that would cap unemployment benefits at 100 percent of an individual's salary before they were laid off. Sixty votes were required for the amendment to pass.
GOP Sens. Ben Sasse (Neb.), Rick Scott (Fla.), Tim Scott (S.C.) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.) pushed for the changes to the coronavirus aid bill over concerns that the agreement struck by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin would "incentivize" individuals not to return to work.
originally posted by: Grambler
originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: Grambler
So what is your grand plan then?
Your ideas on how to deal with the world economy right now?
Just waiting to listen to your peals of knowledge on how you would fix it.
Maybe a youtube video explaining it?
Well here is how i would start.
Start demanding answers to basic questions from the government before the take these radical authoritarian socialists policies, and stop criticizing people that are demanding answers to those questions.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) expressed outrage on Thursday that the cash payment portion of the economic relief package, which the Senate unanimously passed Wednesday night, does not extend to noncitizens.
originally posted by: carewemust
It's interesting, but not surprising that CNN and MSNBC are totally ignoring the fact that the US House passed the consumer stimulus package this afternoon.
Fox News devoted the first 10 minutes at the top of the hour, and MSNBC and CNN still have not talked about it.... just more sky is falling fear-mongering from those two.
so not surprised this is what cnn chose to complain about but here we are
(CNN)Millions of workers aren't getting any help from the largest emergency aid deal in US history. When stimulus checks start going out across the country, undocumented immigrants won't be receiving them. That's not a surprise. They aren't eligible for most federal benefits. But immigrant rights advocates say leaving this group out of the $2 trillion plan isn't merely a matter of dollars and cents, and it isn't something that only affects undocumented workers and their families. It's a dangerous decision, they argue, that puts the whole country's health at risk as the novel coronavirus spreads. Critics counter that it's not the US government's place to bankroll someone who broke the law, and that as unemployment skyrockets, American workers should come first.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: Bloodworth
Most live paycheck to paycheck and are only $400.00 away from bankruptcy.
Yes they need it now. They need it last week but wont get it for almost a month from now.