Republicans began stalling tactics while Democrats hope to win approval by mid-March.
Minimum wage increase is gone while some new restrictions apply, but most Americans would get a $1,400 stimulus payment
With Republicans balking, Democrats, with the votes to pass new aid package, are moving ahead.
Democrats feel they have the votes to approve Bidens $1.9 trillion aid package and are pushing ahead
Did Republicans come to Biden with a deal with possibilities of a compromise or one so unacceptable that they knew it would be rejected?
A Republican plan would cut the president’s proposed aid by billions, stall a minimum wage increase and eliminate some of his promises
It’s time to put up or shut up on an important first step in Biden’s promises to deliver and unify.
The plan would bring Americans $1,400 more in aid along with plans to aid businesses and the economy while doing more to fight COVD-19
The blockage comes in a week when the House approved the increased payment and overrode Trump’s veto of a key defense policy and spending bill. The Senate is expected to follow suit on the override.
While the increase of direct payments to $2,000 per person could pass the House, it is certain to die in the Senate. An angry Congress, however, is also certain to override Trump’s veto on the defense policy bill, another rebuke for the lame-duck president.