BOLD Move From Sen. McSally In Efforts To Get Relief Package Passed, Dems Are Going To LOSE It
Republican Arizona Senator Martha McSally dropped an interesting twist on Senate members. She introduced legislation to block Senate members from being paid until Americans receive relief funds. McSally's bold movie to block Senates' pay is a result of the Senate "failing to support the workers and families".
“If Americans aren’t getting paid, then neither should the Senators failing to support the workers and families who need help making ends meet,” McSally said in a statement.
NEW: @SenMcSallyAZ introduces legislation to block Senate pay until they pass the third coronavirus relief package.
“If Americans aren’t getting paid, then neither should the Senators failing to support the workers and families who need help making ends meet.” pic.twitter.com/I5I5rtST8C
— Natalie Johnson (@nataliejohnsonn) March 24, 2020
In the off chance you don't know, Pelosi and House Dems have been holding American workers hostage by holding out for a relief bill that will support their 'wish list'. She later defended her decision on CNN by claiming these causes ARE related to the coronavirus.
Here is some of what Pelosi wants to add into the already enormous relief fund:
Solar/wind tax credits
Postal service debt- bailout
Election law changes
Carbon emission limits
$35M for Kennedy Center
Return of Obamaphones
Community newspaper retirement plans
$15 minimum wage
That all seems very pandemic related, doesn't it? No? Probably because you don't live in an imaginary world where the truth is what you make of it. The President wanted funds to be sent to the American worker as early as this week but Pelosi has it tied in a political dispute.
McSally’s legislation comes as the Senate again failed to pass a procedural cloture vote Monday on a phase-three coronavirus stimulus bill as there has been continued internal dispute between both parties.
The vote was 49-46. Republicans needed 60 yes votes to pass the vote. On Sunday night the Senate tried to pass a cloture vote but failed 47-47 as no Democrats would jump on board. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday that the bill would include $75 billion for hospitals and that two-thirds of all new money in the bill would go to states, however, this vote will likely end consideration of this bill.
We all know that McSally's colleges are not going to like her push to get things moving. However, sitting in the American worker's shoes for a little while may very well be the fire they need to pass a relief package.