Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders warned Americans that “No Republicans Vote” for President Joe Biden’s Rescue America Plan, which gave a $1,400 stimulus check.
in March The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill in 220-211 votes by all Republicans and one Democrat. objection The final House vote on the revised law comes after Senate Democrats used a budget process known as a compromise to pass a bill in the Senate without Republican support.
“Here’s an entirely different idea: Most of the rules aren’t the only Republicans who voted to directly pay $1,400 to working class or the $3,000 child tax credit. The Senate passed this important law with 51votes us. The same must be done with American Jobs and the Family Plan,” Independent member Sanders tweeted.
In addition to direct payments The key stimulus measures also include $350 billion in grants to state and local governments. The $130 billion extension of federal unemployment benefits to assist with the opening of new schools and $160 billion for the development and distribution of the coronavirus vaccine.
Democrats decided to use reconciliation after weeks of talks with the central and Republicans. At the time, progressive groups condemned the concessions to appease the moderate Democrats. This includes reducing federal unemployment benefits from $400 to $300 and applying stricter income thresholds to review.
The $15 federal minimum wage measure was removed after Senator Elizabeth MacDonough convicted of violating Chamber of Commerce rules.
Sanders has previously called on Democrats to pass Biden’s $2.3 trillion American program. This will increase the infrastructure. Create high paying jobs to facilitate innovation. and enhance production and the $1.8 trillion American family plan. This will allocate funding for education and tax cuts. For the family without the support of the Republican Party.
In an interview with Axios last month, The progressive senator said he did not “agree” with Biden’s efforts to reach a pivotal deal to reach an agreement. “Most importantly, Americans want results,” he said. They didn’t say, ‘Oh, I can’t cash this check. because it was done without a Republican vote.'”
on saturday US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm told CNN that Democrats will begin preparing an infrastructure bill on Wednesday. for voting in the council After Biden rejected the latest proposal presented by the Republican Party.
“The president still has hope, Joe Manchin has hope” a bilateral deal can be reached. she added
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