Republicans’ Stimulus Plan Fails in Senate


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Republicans’ Stimulus Plan Fails in Senate

Senate Republicans failed to advance their substantially scaled-back stimulus plan amid opposition by Democrats who called the measure inadequate.

“Senators who want to move forward will vote yes. They’ll vote to advance this process so we can shape it into a bipartisan product, and make a law for the American people, that, Madam President, is what working families need. They need us to act. They need us to legislate. Today, they’ll see exactly who has their backs.” “Now the Republican leader keeps claiming that his bill is an attempt at a bipartisan solution. But of course, the bill was drafted solely by Republicans, no input from Democrats and rushed to the floor. The Republican leader himself talked about the lack of urgency in his caucus to address the problem. So the idea that Democrats, who passed a comprehensive relief package through the House nearly four months ago, are the cause of delay and obstruction is ridiculous. It’s been the Republicans all along — the record shows it.” “The ‘nays’ are 47. Three-fifths of the senators duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, the motion is not agreed to.”

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