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Politics Pelosi vows quick action on ‘worker first’ $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus

17:46  26 march  2020
17:46  26 march  2020 Source:   nydailynews.com

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The Senate on Wednesday approved a historic, $ 2 trillion stimulus package to provide a jolt to an economy reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, capping days of intense negotiations that produced one of the most expensive and far-reaching measures Congress has ever considered.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vowed Thursday to take quick action to pass the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package.

The powerful Democratic leader said the House would vote on the bill Friday.

“I feel certain we will have a strong bipartisan vote,” Pelosi said on Thursday. “I feel proud that we took it from a corporate trickle-down Republican bill to a bubble up Democratic workers first measure.”

The House of Representatives is hoping to approve the measure without returning to Washington, D.C. That would require unanimous consent.

Some lawmakers on both the left and right of the political spectrum are threatening to demand a recorded vote due to their objections to various provisions.

Pelosi took a shot at GOP senators for trying to block a $600 minimum unemployment benefit for workers fired amid the pandemic.

Some conservatives say the edict might encourage people to get laid off on purpose, a suggestion that Pelosi called tone-deaf.

The bill passed the Senate by a 96-0 vote. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), the only senator who voted against a much smaller earlier package, has contracted the virus and did not vote.

President Trump says he will sign the historic bill.

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