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Democrats block McConnell from holding Monday morning vote on coronavirus bill
The Hill ^ | 03 22 2020 | Jordain Carney

Posted on 03/22/2020 9:27:52 PM PDT by yesthatjallen

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) blocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) attempt to set up a Monday morning vote on the stimulus package, effectively delaying the vote until the afternoon.

McConnell had vowed earlier Sunday that he would force a second procedural vote related to the stimulus package at 9:45 a.m., 15 minutes after the markets open.

But when McConnell tried to lock in that time, Schumer objected, denying the GOP leader the consent he needed to enact his plan.

Instead, the Senate will vote for a second time after they come into session at noon on Monday.

Schumer said he and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin were making “good progress.”

“I think there’s a good chance we can have an agreement,” he said, adding that Democrats were “fighting for a better bill.”


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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Delaware; US: Kentucky; US: New York
KEYWORDS: botox; california; charlesschumer; coronavirus; delaware; democrats; joebiden; kentucky; mcconnell; mitchmcconnell; nancypelosi; newyork; sanfrancisco; sanfrannan; schumer; senate
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To: MNJohnnie

if people aren’t pissed, they aren’t paying attention.

61 posted on 03/23/2020 3:24:50 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Fascism and socialism are cousins. They both disarm their citizens.)
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To: NoLibZone

Is there anything Trump can do executive order wise?

62 posted on 03/23/2020 3:26:58 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: stars & stripes forever

Interesting which senators are quarantining

63 posted on 03/23/2020 3:30:47 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: yesthatjallen

Not even getting into the stupidity of the economic guillotine our FedGov is has decided will be the price paid hy Trump and his liberty loving American base —

When the Republicans are a majority or minority, they nearly always act and function as a minority.

When the Demons are a majority or minority, they act and function as the majority, period.

Just a clinically or lab repeatable observation, meaning the Republicans have their minority position down to a actual permanent science.

64 posted on 03/23/2020 3:38:46 AM PDT by patriotfury ((May the fleas of a thousand camels occupy mo' ham mads tents!))
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To: jersey117
He can put pressure on McConnell to change the Senate Rules to allow remote voting what has been declared a National Emergency.

Trump was asked about this at the Press Conference and it was a really good question. His response was that he didnt know about the constitutionality of it. And no he doesn't know because it is Senate rules and the Majority Party makes the rules.

Or... as someone said - if they can actually ACT like the majority instead of a bunch of eunuchs. No offense to Eunuchs! I have another word for it but I'm holding my tongue.

65 posted on 03/23/2020 3:45:06 AM PDT by Ymani Cricket (Pressure makes diamonds - General Patton)
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To: yesthatjallen

they block the cure, and they impede the PRESIDENT
trying to save Americans, and they block
this too?

they should be running down every street away
from all the patriotic Americans after them.

66 posted on 03/23/2020 3:50:48 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( WWG1WGA)
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To: jersey117
Interesting which senators are quarantining

looking at you romney and lee...
67 posted on 03/23/2020 4:04:11 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: virgil

Look, seriously...we are fighting for the continuing life & future of our nation, the greatest nation the world has ever seen. POTUS, Donald J Trump needs to take immediate action to protect the nation and all of its people..period!!! IMHO....Both Democrat Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi and Democrat, Chuck Schumer, the Senate Minority leader should be arrested, jailed and charged with Treason for failure to act in a timely manner to protect the American people and the nation itself.

If Democrat “Bitch” Pelosi was so concerned over the the “Bailout” legislation thern she should not gone back to California to screw off, sio fine wine, & relax while the nation and our people are in dire straits, both healthwise and economically. Both Pelosi and Schumer are a joke and should be removed from their positions like right now!!! for Joe Biden...he’s even a bigger joke and buffoon, then Pelosi & Schumer!!! Mr. Potus...action is required against these political turncoats....for if you take no action....the American people soon will!!! These Democrats, the entire political party are the enemy of the state and the enemy of all of our people. Get rid of all them today!!!

68 posted on 03/23/2020 4:06:15 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (Defeat both the Republican (e) & Democrat (e) political parties....Forev er!!!)
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don't bother voting for people who aren't going to help in any way
They didn't even have the balls to stand up and vote no

They ran away like little bitches
69 posted on 03/23/2020 4:08:17 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: stars & stripes forever

If McConnell pulls all Senate rules and pushes the bill through then it’s dead in the House.

He has to put together a bipartisan bill for any hope of passage.

A bill with bipartisan support puts the.pressure on Pelosi.

It’s really not Mitch’s fault that the Dems are playing despicable politics with American lives.

70 posted on 03/23/2020 4:32:47 AM PDT by hirn_man
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To: MNJohnnie

Yes, the problem is always the Democrat primary voters and their awful nominees. Sometimes the GOP does the same with its “moderates.”

71 posted on 03/23/2020 5:12:13 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: realcleanguy

Yes, and those millions of American do not even know the political ramifications of what we see.

72 posted on 03/23/2020 5:13:44 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Theodore R.

Suspending taxes doesn’t do 1 cent of good to suspend taxes for the tens of millions who cannot work because of the quarantine

Extending unemployment benefits is a moronic lie made up by Democrat to fake they are doing something.

Unemployment trickles out over months. It a substance level payment that does nothing to stimulate the economy. It merely slows the rate of bankruptcy.

If both individuals, and business, cannot pay their bills the credit crunch that will trigger will be the worst financial crisis the world has faced since the 1930s.

Money needs to be injected into the system NOW to prevent a credit crush.

STOP playing politics, STOP clinging to ideological dogmas and THINK for once. You have to start thinking of this as the US going to war. If this was a war, none of you knee jerk political ideologies would be whining about the war time spending.

73 posted on 03/23/2020 5:15:23 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (They would have abandon leftism to achieve sanity. Freeper Olog-hai)
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To: ocrp1982

No Constitutional requirement. Turtle just doesn’t want to change the Senate Rules.

Read below:

Leadership, however, has shot down talk of allowing the Senate to vote remotely. Instead, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said they could lengthen votes and encouraged senators to conduct “social distancing.”

“We’ll not be doing that. There are a number of different ways to avoid getting too many people together,” McConnell told reporters.

74 posted on 03/23/2020 5:38:49 AM PDT by BushCountry (thinks he needs a gal whose name doesn't end in ".jpg")
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To: yesthatjallen

The Dems and the media are pushing for a national collapse for political reasons. If they don’t stop costing people jobs and their life savings I’m afraid to see the consequences.

75 posted on 03/23/2020 5:47:19 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: grey_whiskers

Bigoted balderdash

unmitigated archaic Conservative twaddle

76 posted on 03/23/2020 5:49:49 AM PDT by bert ( (KE. NP. N.C. +12) Progressives are existential American enemies)
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To: ImpBill


77 posted on 03/23/2020 6:04:03 AM PDT by hudsonohio
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To: yesthatjallen

Chuck and Nancy should be sent to have a long visit with Hoffa, or Judge Crater.

78 posted on 03/23/2020 6:12:08 AM PDT by octex
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To: CincyRichieRich

“...all over abortion funding...”

The democrats are so desparate to continue killing unborn children that they will sacrifice the American economy.

Also, the forgiveness of student loan debt is more important to the demonrats than the American economy.

This is beyond despicable. What about the families who have saved and scrimped to pay back all of their loans (as my adult children have done and are doing)?? How is that fair !! ?

(directed to Pelosi, etc. al) McConnell had better change the filibuster STAT

80 posted on 03/23/2020 7:06:00 AM PDT by stonehouse01
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