Joe Biden ‘pressures’ the Senate to approve a fiscal stimulus package (VIDEO)

The Senate is the only one missing for the approval of the fiscal stimulus package Joe Biden’s proposal is the first legislative pr...

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  • The Senate is the only one missing for the approval of the fiscal stimulus package
  • Joe Biden’s proposal is the first legislative project of the current US president
  • President Joe Biden ‘presses’ the Senate with a speech

After the House of Representatives passed with 219 votes in favor of Democrats and 212 against Republicans plus two Democrats, Joe Biden’s proposed fiscal stimulus package bill passed to the Senate.

Through a video on Twitter, the US president sent a message to the Senate to ‘react’ on time and approve the draft fiscal stimulus package.

According to what was published by the EFE agency, Joe Biden assured: “We have no time to lose. If we act now, decisively, swiftly and courageously, we can finally prevail over the virus, “he assured the fiscal stimulus package valued at $ 1.9 trillion.

Joe Biden presses the Senate for approval of fiscal stimulus package (Twitter)

Joe Biden presses the Senate for approval of fiscal stimulus package (Twitter)

The US president is ‘hopeful’ that the Senate will do the same for the citizens: “I hope I will be dealt with quickly… The people of this country have suffered a lot and for quite some time. We need relief for that suffering ”, he emphasized.

This fiscal stimulus package is the first draft Legislative Assembly of President Joe Biden’s Administration and proposes new direct payments to taxpayers in the amount of $ 1,400.

In addition to the above, the fiscal stimulus package includes $ 350 billion for state and local governments, as well as $ 20 billion for a national vaccination plan as well as $ 50 billion more for testing.

Another benefit included in the fiscal stimulus package is that the unemployment assistance that originally expired on March 14 is extended until August.

Given the slim majority of Democrats in the Senate, 51-50, and the doubts expressed by numerous Republican senators, tough negotiations are expected to move the measure forward.

HERE YOU CAN SEE THE VIDEO OF THE MESSAGE GIVEN BY US PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN

In a lengthy vote, the House of Representatives approved President Joe Biden’s relief plan in the early hours of Saturday morning. Now it will be evaluated in the Senate.

The House of Representatives approved the plan minutes later at 02:00 on Saturday (07:00 GMT), the Efe news agency detailed.

On Friday night, the House of Representative had set out to vote on the $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus aid bill proposed by President Biden that includes checks for $ 1,400 for Americans. The response of the representatives was favorable to the Democratic aspirations.

Biden’s proposal to inject cash into people, companies, states and cities hit by COVID-19 was approved with the almost unanimous “yes” of his party, by 219 votes in favor and 212 against, the agency reported. AP news.

After the House of Representatives approved the plan, it will now go to the Senate, where Democrats appear hell-bent on trying to revive their minimum wage proposal and where there could be disputes over state aid and other issues, AP added.

Democrats said, according to the AP, that the faltering economy and half a million American lives lost call for swift and decisive action, and that GOP lawmakers are out of step with a population that polls show would mostly support. the bill.

House of Representatives approves Biden’s relief plan

A $ 1.9 trillion package intended to help the country rebuild after the pandemic was headed for House approval on Friday.

This came despite the setback the Democrats had in the Senate on Thursday, when they determined they should withdraw the $ 15 minimum wage increase from the aid package.

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Even so, the White House came to his defense and recalled in a statement: “The bill would allow the administration to execute its plan to change the course of the COVID-19 pandemic … And it would provide Americans and their communities a bridge economic through the crisis ”.

The plan also includes aid to local governments, funds for the distribution and application of the coronavirus vaccine and unemployment assistance, now of $ 400.

Confident in their project, the Democrats have remained united and firm, which has generated the same response on the part of the Republicans who have come together as a bloc to call the plan wasteful and excessive.

The increase in the minimum wage will be left aside

Elizabeth MacDonough, a nonpartisan MP, said Senate rules require that an increase in the federal minimum wage should be removed from the COVID-19 bill, leaving the proposal on life support. The measure would gradually raise that minimum to $ 15 per hour by 2025, doubling the current floor of $ 7.25 in effect since 2009.

Hoping to revive the effort in some way, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is considering adding a provision to the Senate version of the COVID relief bill that would penalize large companies that fail to pay customers. workers at least $ 15 an hour, said a senior Democratic aide who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal conversations.

That was in line with ideas put forward Thursday night by Senators Bernie Sanders, the lead sponsor of the $ 15 plan, and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden to raise taxes on corporations that don’t. .

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also weighed in, promising that Democrats would continue to fight for a minimum wage increase and saying that Congress would “absolutely” pass a final version of the bill, even if it lacked the cherished goal of the progressives.

“If it does not prevail due to Senate rules, we will persist,” Pelosi said. “But we won’t stop until we get past the $ 15 minimum wage very soon.”

He did not provide details on how they would accomplish that.

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