White House and Senate Reach Agreement

2020 March 25
by bc3b

The biggest loser appears to be Nancy Pelosi who attempted to use the Coronavirus crisis to blackmail the country into passing dozens of left-wing provisions that had noting to do with Coronavirus.

Nancy Pelosi has not agreed, but even as ruthless and vindictive as Pelosi is, it’s doubtful that she can stop the legislation considering the embarrassment she has endured – even NBC calling her out – and the fact that every member of the House must face the voters in eight months. Committee assignments don’t matter if you aren’t re-elected.

There’s no way to sugar-coat the fact that Pelosi’s stunt backfired badly.

White House and Senate leaders reached a historic deal shortly after midnight Wednesday on a massive $2 trillion coronavirus relief package for workers and businesses, although support in the House of Representatives remained uncertain as one member openly criticized the plan.

The bipartisan breakthrough in the Senate capped days of heated negotiations that had nearly been derailed by last-minute demands from House Democrats.

“Ladies and gentleman, we are done,” White House legislative affairs director Eric Ueland announced as he left the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., near midnight. “We have a deal.”

Ueland told reporters that “much of the work on bill text has been completed, and I’m hopeful over the next few hours we’ll finish what’s left and we will circulate it early in the morning.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the bill amounts to “unemployment compensation on steroids,” and that every American who is laid off will have their missed salary remunerated. That provision will enable companies to stay afloat and immediately bring back those employees when things are safe‬, Schumer said.

The unprecedented economic rescue package would give direct payments to most Americans, expand unemployment benefits and provide a $367 billion program for small businesses to keep making payroll while workers are forced to stay home.

One of the last issues to close concerned $500 billion for guaranteed, subsidized loans to larger industries, including a fight over how generous to be with the airlines, given that Democrats wanted them to abide by new carbon emissions restrictions. Hospitals would get significant help as well.

In a letter to his colleagues, Schumer remarked, “Democrats are ready to give our unanimous consent to speed up the consideration of the bill and get the job done.“ That means that if there are no objections from Republicans, the Senate could clear the bill without a formal roll call vote. Parliamentarily, that is the fastest way to move something on the floor.

A senior GOP source told Fox News contributor and Townhall.com editor Guy Benson that the move was a face-saving exercise by Schumer, and that he was trying to “take credit” for a GOP bill that he filibustered for “small ball” alterations. Democrats, the source said, couldn’t drag the situation out much longer; economic conditions have worsened dramatically, and President Trump’s approval rating has risen.

McConnell said the Senate will meet at noon on Wednesday, but did not set a time for a vote. By rule, the procedural vote to begin debate on the coronavirus package would happen at 1 p.m. ET, unless the Senate scraps that vote‬.

“Democrats are finally taking ‘yes’ for an answer,” McConnell said in his remarks on the Senate floor early Wednesday morning. “Help is on the way.”

Hat tip: Fox News
40 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 March 25 3:24 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Americans more concerned over economy than personal health:

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/24/poll-americans-growing-more-concerned-over-the-economy-than-their-personal-heath/

    I was in communication with one of my clients – national VP of sales for a major women’s professional haircare brand. She normally has 425 distributor sales reps selling her products. Fewer than 50 are currently active.

  2. 2020 March 25 3:36 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Stock futures higher:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/stocks/ar-BB11DCB1?ocid=spartandhp

    Mrs. Eph – please hide knives, scissors, screwdrivers, etc. We don’t want Eph or his buddy, the King, hurting themselves..

  3. 2020 March 25 3:51 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Should the Dims keep control of the House, which I suspect is in deep peril thanks to Pelosi, I suspect that Miss Piggy won’t be leading it. She really screwed the pooch nixing the support bill for Americans. Something I don’t think will be forgotten. If I were a waitress, bar keep, server, bus boy or chef in San Fran I would vote against her.

  4. 2020 March 25 4:27 am
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    bc3b permalink

    drdog9 #3 –

    I agree 100%. If Pelosi cared more about the party and less about herself, she would step down as Speaker. But, if she doesn’t, every GOP House candidate has a huge target.

  5. 2020 March 25 4:45 am
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    bc3b permalink

    MYPILLOW Making hospital face masks:

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/24/mypillow-making-face-masks-for-hospitals-during-coronavirus-pandemic/

    American corporations have really stepped up. Hanes is also making facemasks, GM and Ford are producing ventilators, distilleries are manufacturing hand sanitizers.

    On the other hand, man thing promoted by the left have shown major flaws – urban living, public transportation, reusable grocery bags, open borders, etc.

  6. 2020 March 25 4:54 am
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    I thought spending bills were to originate in the house ???

  7. 2020 March 25 6:07 am
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    fight on permalink

    A short but sweet video of kindness.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUjaB8UQlOg

  8. 2020 March 25 7:01 am
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    6 – Funny how that’s only enforced when it’s convenient.

  9. 2020 March 25 7:25 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    7,

    Did he perchance use the gun in the video when he asked the hoarder for ‘some stuff’? 🙂

  10. 2020 March 25 7:32 am
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    fight on permalink

    DR my bet he is a texan

  11. 2020 March 25 7:37 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Glad to see Nancy humbled but we all lose with loose federal spending …

  12. 2020 March 25 7:38 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

  13. 2020 March 25 7:39 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

  14. 2020 March 25 7:40 am
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    11~~ The millennials will be stuck with the bill, fuk em.

  15. 2020 March 25 7:41 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Seen in email: Covid ACT Now

    Fun facts about Covid Act Now, the org that is mobilizing press, politicians, & citizens to rally behind mass quarantine/lockdown: 1) They were founded by Dem activists. 1 of them, Igor Kofman, works full time to defeat Trump in 2020. Another is a Dem legislator.
    https://twitter.com/JordanSchachtel/status/1242546062444957703

  16. 2020 March 25 8:08 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    MSM won’t accept ad that argues econ shutdown is bad.
    PL has 3 articles, here’s one
    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/03/kevin-roche-my-struggle-with-the-star-tribune-2.php
    On Monday morning Kevin Roche wrote the Star Tribune at placeads@startribune.com: “I want to put an issue ad in the paper.” The following email exchange ensued

  17. 2020 March 25 8:24 am
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    Now this……

    “According to a team from Oxford’s Evolutionary Ecology of Infectious Disease lab, half of the population of the United Kingdom may have already been infected with the coronavirus.

    If this modeling is confirmed in follow-up studies, that would mean that fewer than .01 percent of those infected require hospital treatment, with a majority showing very minor symptoms, or none at all.”

    https://www.targetliberty.com/2020/03/calm-down-data-is-beginning-to-show-dr.html

    All this martial law is just a power grab….

  18. 2020 March 25 9:55 am
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “Dr. Eran Bendavid and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, professors of medicine at Stanford, write:

    If it’s true that the novel coronavirus would kill millions without shelter-in-place orders and quarantines, then the extraordinary measures being carried out in cities and states around the country are surely justified. But there’s little evidence to confirm that premise—and projections of the death toll could plausibly be orders of magnitude too high.

    Fear of Covid-19 is based on its high estimated case fatality rate—2% to 4% of people with confirmed Covid-19 have died, according to the World Health Organization and others. So if 100 million Americans ultimately get the disease, two million to four million could die. We believe that estimate is deeply flawed. The true fatality rate is the portion of those infected who die, not the deaths from identified positive cases.

    The latter rate is misleading because of selection bias in testing. The degree of bias is uncertain because available data are limited. But it could make the difference between an epidemic that kills 20,000 and one that kills two million. If the number of actual infections is much larger than the number of cases—orders of magnitude larger—then the true fatality rate is much lower as well. That’s not only plausible but likely based on what we know so far.”

    https://www.targetliberty.com/2020/03/is-coronavirus-as-deadly-as-they-say.html

  19. 2020 March 25 10:27 am
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    Nice how this works, eh after the polls go against the D’s……

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/03/good-news-first-us-test-developed-to-see-if-you-were-already-infected-by-coronavirus-will-help-put-america-back-to-work/

    “On Tuesday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said there are “probably “hundreds of thousands of people” who have already had COVID-19, didn’t know they had it, and recovered. Cuomo continued to say these New Yorkers “should be tested for antibodies so they could go back to work and keep the economy going.”

    And now there is a test that will show if a person was already infected by the coronavirus and have developed anti-bodies.

    This new test could help put Americans back to work sooner rather than later.”

  20. 2020 March 25 12:30 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    So funny! I well remember the days when you’d have some browser windows open and then suddenly the speaker would be blaring music … or an ad … or a news snip … and no idea which tab was the culprit

  21. 2020 March 25 3:02 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    “America: Conquered by the Strong, Established by the Wise, Currently Being Run by Idiots” — ‘Massive Drafting Error’ in Senate Bill That Pays Laid Off Workers More to Stay Home Than Going to Work

    ooops. LibertyDaily lede headline.

  22. 2020 March 25 3:14 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    The face ought to be familiar cuz we have seen him before….

  23. 2020 March 25 3:33 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Wylie: “According to a team from Oxford’s Evolutionary Ecology of Infectious Disease lab, half of the population of the United Kingdom may have already been infected with the coronavirus.”

    Well worth following, I wonder how long before the data becomes available ….

    In the meantime, more info on the Covid Act Now group. They seem to be the movers behind all the Dem Govs who are shutting down capitalism in their states via “shelter-in-place”. When you see the phrase “point of no return” it means Covid Act Now models are being used.

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/25/inaccurate-virus-models-are-panicking-officials-into-ill-advised-lockdowns/
    The headline of an NBC Oregon affiliate featured COVID Act Now data, and a headline blaring, “Coronavirus model sees Oregon hospitals overwhelmed by mid-April.” Both The Oregonian and The East Oregonian also published stories featuring the widely shared data predicting a “point of no return.”

  24. 2020 March 25 3:44 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    I am dying of laughter here.

    https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2020/03/dont-exempt-press.html
    The greatest troll in the history of mankind would be if Trump invoked the Defense Production Act and ordered New York Times & Washington Post to stop printing newspapers and start manufacturing toilet paper.

  25. 2020 March 25 4:44 pm
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    25 – Do it…!!! just for the LULs! 🙂

  26. 2020 March 25 6:34 pm
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    Just some “collateral damage” in the war against the coronavirus?

    “A British teen petrified of being isolated with the coronavirus has died following a suicide attempt, according to a report.

    Emily Owen, a 19-year-old waitress from King’s Lynn, about 100 miles north of London, died in a hospital Sunday after trying to take her own life due to fears of the “mental health impacts” of isolation amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the Sun reports.

    Days before she was found on March 18, Owen warned relatives she was unable to deal with “her world closing in, plans being canceled and being stuck inside” during the global pandemic, according to the report.

    Sadly, Emily will not be the only one.

    Not everyone can deal with the isolation marching orders of power freaks, some really need freedom always.

    Owen had been diagnosed with “high-functioning autism” four years ago and struggled to fit in, her sister said.

    Note: The New York Post mistitled this story: “Teen dies after suicide attempt due to coronavirus fears.” She didn’t commit suicide because she feared COVID-19, she committed suicide because she couldn’t deal with draconian lockdown orders.”

    https://www.targetliberty.com/2020/03/teen-dies-after-suicide-attempt-due-to.html#comment-form

  27. 2020 March 25 6:53 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    WEC,

    Its everything for the narrative, truth be damn.

  28. 2020 March 25 7:09 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    The virus will kill some of the people some of the time!…..but it will not kill all of the people all of the time!!!…

    Dark, but true.

  29. 2020 March 25 7:21 pm
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    If as the Ginn report clear cited not just the Princess Cruise evidence but also WHO & CDC data that said the BEST ENVIRONMENT FOR THE VIRUS TO THRIVE was in enclosed spaces where people were trapped for several hours these then lockdown would seem to be the WORST thing we can do!

    For gosh sake, the WHO & CDC, no big Trump fanboys, said that 75%-86% of the infections came from somebody in the household….

    The WHO also concluded that “true community spread was not possible” because it did not stay in the air but fell on surfaces so why lock people indoors?

    They need to be outdoors in sunlight and fresh air not breathing in virus from other infected people in enclosed spaces

    Why aren’t people questioning the Lockdown on the basis of the medical evidence?

    Literally, it seems like the “lockdown” governors and mayor may actually want to kill people to score political points by racking up a huge case and death toll!

    Why doesn’t someone publically question the lockdown as being counter productive and even deadly political grandstanding

  30. 2020 March 25 7:45 pm
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    Here is a great site that has easy to read graphs and stats on Corona Virus:

    This is interesting from the worldwide statistics:

    335,559 = Currently Infected Patients
    320,767 (96%) = in Mild Condition
    14,792 (4%) = Serious or Critical

    If only 4% of the cases are serious or critical why are we hearing so many stories of “hospitals overflowing” and “we are short ventilators” in the U.S.?

    The math doesn’t add up……unless you are admitting mild cases to the hospital just to make the situation seem worse then it is….

  31. 2020 March 25 8:56 pm
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    MIT Biologist – Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai says the China virus fear mongering by the Deep State will go down in history as one of the biggest frauds ever..

    86% of coronavirus cases are asymptomatic. ..

  32. 2020 March 25 9:47 pm
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    This brings me to this point…..the worst causaltiy to the loss of freedom:

    “Which brings me to our greatest triumph: closing the churches! And that when humanity most needs the Gospel, too.

    Panicked and anguished souls can no longer find solace in the Enemy’s house, which means fewer recruits from our side to His and little fellowship among His followers.

    Who’d have thought even a month ago that the land of the Pilgrims and more Great Awakenings than any decent devil can stomach would see its churches lock their doors!

    Nor need we dread another of those peculiarly American “revivals” such as hindered our endeavors during earth’s twentieth century: Christians now obediently shun even the smallest gatherings.

    Best of all, I exempted religious institutions from the “stay-at-home” diktats (so far at least), so your pastoral patients closed their churches voluntarily.”

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/03/becky-akers/an-open-letter-regarding-closed-churches/

  33. 2020 March 26 1:25 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

  34. 2020 March 26 1:26 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

  35. 2020 March 26 5:02 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Interesting video (15min) — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IMR7z-JD8Y — Some big picture second order effects of CoVid.

  36. 2020 March 26 5:22 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Jim
    NorCal #35 –

    You live in Kalifornia. Isn’t it a little late for that?

  37. 2020 March 26 8:42 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    38, oh they’ve definitely taken it up several notches

  38. 2020 March 26 3:12 pm
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    Why do we have the constant background click of cameras at these trump news conferences?? They must have thousands of pics by now. WTF???

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