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House Passes $2 Trillion Wuhan Coronavirus Bill, Heads to Trump’s Desk

House Passes $2 Trillion Wuhan Coronavirus Bill, Heads to Trump’s Desk

It passed via a voice vote.

https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1243585504953712642

The House of Representatives passed the $2 trillion Wuhan coronavirus stimulus bill.

From Politico:

The House passed a sweeping, $2 trillion coronavirus relief package that will provide immediate assistance to many Americans, small businesses and major industries on the brink of economic collapse amid the ongoing pandemic.

The package ultimately passed via a voice vote. But the vote followed a chaotic 24-hour scramble in which hundreds of lawmakers raced to return to Washington to block a single GOP lawmaker from holding up the bill.

President Donald Trump is expected to quickly sign the bill — the largest rescue package in U.S. history.

Rep. Thomas Massie tried to get the House to “force a formal roll-call” on the bill. Representatives headed back to DC in order to reach the 216 “needed for a quorum.”

Massie did not succeed since he did not get support from one-fifth of the body needed to force a recorded vote.

The Senate passed the bill on Wednesday. It will now head to President Donald Trump’s desk.

It is the largest relief package in history.

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2smartforlibs | March 27, 2020 at 2:02 pm

As San Fran Nan feverishly works on loading phase 4 with the pork she couldn’t get in phase 3.

There are scales to idiocy. The guy who cuts me off in traffic, ordinary idiot. Guy who cuts me off *then* slows down far below the speed limit as we go into a no-passing zone, (censored) idiot.

The Republican who sees Pelosi taking incredible amounts of heat for her role in delaying the Coronavirus bill and decides to pull a stunt that also delays it…

Blithering idiot.

    Sunlight78 in reply to georgfelis. | March 27, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    I wonder how much Massie got paid to be the DNC Donkeys A$$ by Soros and his Obama cronies. It made no sense to try to take the blame of the delay from the Democrats unless he stupid, a deep state traitor, or paid off.

      Sunlight78 in reply to Sunlight78. | March 27, 2020 at 2:34 pm

      *He is …

      txvet2 in reply to Sunlight78. | March 27, 2020 at 3:24 pm

      Or, he could have been trying to follow the Constitution while trying to get members on the record voting for this steaming pile of crap.

        Sunlight78 in reply to txvet2. | March 27, 2020 at 4:09 pm

        I didn’t know RINO was in the constitution /s

          txvet2 in reply to Sunlight78. | March 27, 2020 at 7:07 pm

          Following the Constitution is exactly the opposite of RINO. I know it’s difficult to know the difference when there are so few who try to do so, but as Massie pointed out, he actually had quite a bit of (sotto voce) support, although not enough to force a recorded vote.

        rdm in reply to txvet2. | March 27, 2020 at 5:43 pm

        Pretty sure that isn’t it. It never is with these ‘LOOK AT ME!!!’ Ones like Massie and Amash.

          txvet2 in reply to rdm. | March 27, 2020 at 7:15 pm

          We’ll see what song you quasi-conservatives sing when you find out that the bottom line on this piece of crap isn’t 2.2 trillion, it’s anywhere up to 6.2 (according to Trump), and you know these things never end up at the minimum. I can’t help but wonder what song you were singing when Obama got his 800 billion “stimulus”.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to georgfelis. | March 27, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    I agree.

    But please DO NOT Leave Out

    “Communist Bribed and Bought DEMOCRAT IDIOT.”

    CommoChief in reply to georgfelis. | March 27, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    georgfelis,

    Disagree with you. I don’t think it too much to ask that members of the HoR:
    1. be present in D.C., where their actual job is until all these pertinent bills make their way thru the legislative process
    2. take an actual recorded vote when spending $2 Trillion

    IMO, to do otherwise creates a very poor and very exploitable precedent for the future.

There are no words to adequately describe how vile she is or how much I despise her.

The UniParty kabuki theater is still alive and thriving. The door is now wide open on our way to becoming Venezuela. This is the result of “The lesser of two evils” and “Don’t allow perfection to be the enemy of the good” brain-dead compromising into defeat. Tipping point now behind us.

LibraryGryffon | March 27, 2020 at 2:25 pm

If these idiots crash our economy worse than they already have, and we start seeing Venezuela-style shortages, I’ll happily lead the Million Pitchfork March on DC. Anyone want to volunteer to bring the hot tar and feathers?

I though nutzy Nancy was holding out to get her new pens?

Few people will step in front of a speeding freight train as Thomas Massie just did. He has served enough terms to know better. He must also know he will not be back for another term.

What was his real motivation?

    txvet2 in reply to dystopia. | March 27, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    He got 70% of the vote last time. He’s got a primary opponent this time, but apparently the guy is a never-Trumper.

I’ll be intently listening and looking to the skies for those helicopters dropping the $100 bills. Gotta’ grab my free sh$t!

Connivin Caniff | March 27, 2020 at 3:11 pm

This is disgusting. Massie is a hero and the the rest of them, including Trump, are a bunch of scoundrels who have no respect for the Constitution or the People. A non-accountable voice vote without a quorum!!??!! No hearings; no objections allowed! On a bill of this magnitude.

What all is in this monstrosity? I want to hear cheerleader Hannity defend this tonight. If the Corona Virus drama turns out to be short lived, they will have thrown trillions of $$$ down the drain, to despicable special interests, with only illusory crumbs to the People as window dressing.

Don’t let a crisis go to waste; let it fatten the waists of the lobbying special interests.

A virus on all their houses!

American Human | March 27, 2020 at 3:25 pm

Nancy Pelosi got pretty much everything she really wanted. A plague on every last senator and congressman for foisting another $2T of waste onto the American people. The money is really just made up out of thin-air anyway. The Fed just says “here you go” and that’s that.
Congress will now sit back and pat themselves on the back for “saving” the country in its time of need.
Utterly disgusting!!!!!!

Democrats should change their mascot from a donkey to Porky Pig.

pelosi/mcconnell should have setup some sort of remote vote for this stuff. blame them not massie.
hundreds of thousands to fly reps back, thats IF they can get flights, then having them be allowed to congregate while we can’t was just a train wreck waiting to happen.
I get his point but this was a bad way to handle it.

least cruise line industry got a good bitch slap today.

    snopercod in reply to dmacleo. | March 27, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    Change their flag or go without? Is that what happened?

    Andy in reply to dmacleo. | March 27, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    The cruise industry hires a lot of slave labor from third world countries. From what I understand, those guys working those ships are making nothing.

    Not to mention the “magic pipe” stuff they’ve been caught with.

    txvet2 in reply to dmacleo. | March 27, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    “”pelosi/mcconnell should have setup some sort of remote vote for this stuff.””

    That wasn’t a glitch, that was a feature. The whole point was to avoid accountability.

    “”I get his point but this was a bad way to handle it.””

    What other way was there? It’s a little naive to complain about a few million dollars in airfare when they were going to pass a 2.2-6.2 trillion dollar pork bill by unanimous consent.

Just floating an idea here. We know printing all this funny money is going to decrease the value of the dollar down the road. With the U.S. Dollar less valuable with respect to the Chinese Yuan, it would make Chinese goods more expensive here. Could this de-facto “devaluation” be a secret plan to bring industry back to to the U.S?

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to snopercod. | March 27, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    Can’t Hurt.

    I understand the top number 1 thing keeping the Dollar super strong now is world wide demand!

    No fool wants to hold Communist Chinese money or EUROs…

    txvet2 in reply to snopercod. | March 27, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Trump is insisting that we’ll be fine, no matter how much paper we print. We’ll see.

Louis Davout | March 27, 2020 at 5:34 pm

This entire fiasco reiterates the sheer stupidity of members of Congress; both the Democratic led House and the Republican led Senate. In the echo chamber they live in, they forgot about “optics”’ They could have appeared Heroic in nature by simply doing their jobs; and staying in Washington during the crisis. Supermarket stockboys are now considered “essential workers” as the Legislative Branch “self quarantines” itself. Sure, Massie is a douch, but there was an opportunity to shine in a crisis, and they all turned out to show their craven natures…

Not much in there for the sole proprietor. You know, the ones that drive the entire economy.

How about if we offer the unemployed workers “low interest loans” to pay their bills while they are furloughed.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Andy. | March 27, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    Sole Proprietors Too.

      Low interest loans ARE what they are offering sole proprietors.

      Most of the free money is going to W2 workers.

      Sole proprietors were the ones who got left behind . From what I’ve read, it’s going to be tough for a lot small businesses to get any personal relief or meet the criteria for federal unemployment. I run a small insurance agency, I’d be lucky to break even this year. I likely won’t qualify. Whoopeee… a freaking loan to pay the internet, E&O, and access fees when my target customers won’t be back till September. Contractors, mechanics, house cleaners, landscapers ie-my customers- who are also small business owners are screwed.

      Glad they found money for the arts and illegal aliens though. That really makes me feel better.

      ME PERSONALLY- I’m fine not getting it, but don’t make me pay for this shit (which I did for decades before starting this business) for everyone else to get it and then tell me all the life rafts have been taken when it hits the fan.

Folks, IMO, y’all need to back off REP Massie. The man was insisting that a quorum be present in the HoR for this $2Trillion+ vote. Just FYI, that is a constitutional requirement.

Once a quorum was present he wanted debate and more importantly a recorded vote. Unfortunately he was thwarted by the questionable ‘outrage’ of members of the HoR who seem to be unwilling to remain in D.C., the location of their job. Not do they want to go on record with a vote instead utilizing a voice vote.

If the healthcare workers, police, ems, Army, National Guard, truck drivers, grocery store workers etc can go to work the so by damn can the HoR.

These members crying and moaning about having to report to their place of employment and do their damn job can always resign their seat and enter private life if the responsibility is too much for them.

REP Massie did not delay the passage of the bill, that is a red herring. He had the stones to support the constitution and to attempt to have a recorded vote.

buckeyeminuteman | March 28, 2020 at 10:05 am

When we’re spending $2,000,000,000,000; I don’t think it’s too much to ask to get all 535 of them on the record for their vote. I’d like to know home my Rep voted, no way to ever tell now.

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