Look what the Democrats are trying to pork up the Coronavirus bill with

Lighthope

Administrator
So the Senate was ready to pass a bill to give Americans $1200 each to help offset lost wages during the plague.

Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats shot it down so they can add the following:

  1. Increased fuel emission standards for airlines receiving funds and carbon offsets:
    (1) IN GENERAL. Not later than 90 days after the enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall require each air carrier receiving assistance under section 101, to fully offset the annual carbon emissions of such air carriers for domestic flights beginning in 2025.
    ….
    (1) IN GENERAL. The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall require each air carrier receiving assistance under section 101 to:(A) make and achieve a binding commitment to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the domestic flights of such air carrier in every calendar year, beginning with 2021, on a path consistent with a 25 percent reduction in the aviation sector’s emissions from 2005 levels by 2035, and a 50 percent reduction in the sector’s emissions from 2005 levels by 2050, applying the standards, recommended practices, and guidance agreed to by the United States pursuant to the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011
  2. Payment for up to $10,000 in student loans: (1) MINIMUM STUDENT LOAN RELIEF AS A RESULT OF THE COVID–19 NATIONAL EMERGENCY. Not later than 270 days after the last day of the COVID–19 emergency period, the Secretaries concerned shall jointly carry out a program under which a qualified borrower, with respect to the covered loans and private education of loans of such qualified borrower, shall receive in accordance with paragraph (3) an amount equal to the lesser of the following:(A) The total amount of each covered loan and each private education loan of the borrower; or
    (B) $10,000.
  3. Same-day voter registration, early voting, voting by mail, ballot harvesting
    The bill includes several provisions on voting laws and regulations, as Democrats argue that the crisis should force the government to revisit voting regulations to make it easier to vote, allowing same-day voter registration and voting by mail, and mailing out ballots to absentee voters. Other voting fraud watchdogs raised flags about ballot harvesting.
  4. Preserving collective bargaining powers for unions
    Several provisions in the bill include carveouts for big labor, including labor protections, collective bargaining, and organizing, as well as overturning President Trump’s executive orders regarding federal employee unions.
  5. The expansion of wind and solar tax credits.
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other lawmakers specifically called out Democrats for trying to negotiate the expansion of wind and solar tax credits in the bill.
  6. Requirements for federal and corporate gender and racial diversity data
    The bill demands that corporate recipients of financial assistance are required to report racial and gender data regarding salaries, number of employees, supplier diversity, and membership on corporate boards. It also requires federal agencies to use businesses and financial institutions owned by minorities or women.
  7. Post Office Bailout
    UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE PAYMENT TO POSTAL SERVICE FUND
    For payment to the ‘‘Postal Service Fund’’, for revenue forgone due to the coronavirus pandemic, $20,000,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2022: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
  8. Automatic extension of nonimmigrant visas.
    Rep. Paul Gosar flagged a provision regarding the automatic extension of nonimmigrant visas.(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, with respect to any alien whose nonimmigrant status, status under section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1254a), or employment authorization has expired within the 30 days preceding the date of the enactment of this act, or will expire not later than one year after such date, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall automatically extend such status or work authorization for the same time period as the alien’s prior status or work authorization.
  9. Restricting colleges from providing information about citizenship status
    (1) INFORMATION.—Only information requested
    On the official 2020 decennial census of population form may be provided to the Bureau of the Census pursuant to this section. No institution of higher education may provide any information to the Bureau on the immigration or citizenship status of any individual.
  10. Money for Planned ParenthoodThe Hill reported that Democrats want the bill to prop up Planned Parenthood, just another reason why bipartisan efforts have failed to reach a consensus.
Someone tell me what any of that has to do with a Coronavirus rescue package.
 

Obreid

Power Poster
It has nothing to do with it any rational person can acknowledge that.
It’s politics as usual and pelosi and Schumer are just butt hurt the republicans took the lead with bipartisan bill to address the situation.
Sooo it’s payback and get some
So nice to know who’s trying to do something for workers.
Schumer gets up and declares WE are going to help working people in this time off need. Throws this crap in it jams the passage up and delays honest help for working people Then the press covers it perfectly for them by not being journalists but advocates pontificating republicans refuse this bipartisan effort.
Business as usual
 

KimPossible

Power Poster
Does not even slightly make anyone think less than a second Trump and his administration royaly forked up. American lives are on their hands now and continue to be because of their gross negligence to the disease.
 

Obreid

Power Poster
Respectfully I’m more comfortable with this administration handeling it than any of the last three administrations.
We’ll get through it either way and we’ll have elections this fall.
 
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