•   
  •   
  •   

Politics Republicans line up to oppose Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan

17:27  15 january  2021
17:27  15 january  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Fact check: Fake tweet claims Nancy Pelosi accused 'White Nationalists' of vandalism

  Fact check: Fake tweet claims Nancy Pelosi accused 'White Nationalists' of vandalism A tweet claiming Nancy Pelosi accused "white nationalists" of vandalizing her home is fake. We rate this claim false.“What happened to our home was a travesty and a desperate attempt by White Nationalists to bully me," reads the image, which appears to capture a tweet from Pelosi.

Republicans are already lining up to oppose President-elect Joe Biden ' s $ 1 . 9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan that he debuted in Wilmington 'True to form and his signature failed " stimulus ," President-elect Biden launches yet another economic blind buffalo that does nothing to save Main

Biden unveiled his 2-step plan of "rescue and recovery" in a 30 minute presentation, which was just as was leaked in advance: a $ 1 . 9 trillion stimulus proposal which will encounter immediate Republican opposition due to its big-ticket spending on Democratic priorities including aid to state and local

Kevin Brady, Joe Biden, Marco Rubio are posing for a picture: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

Republicans are already lining up to oppose President-elect Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan that he debuted in Wilmington, Delaware Thursday night.

Punchbowl News reported Friday morning that two powerful GOP lawmakers: Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, have already become naysayers.

'President-elect Biden served in [the] Senate for over 35 years. So he knows the plan he outlined tonight can't pass "quickly" & will delay the 2k for hard hit Americans,' Rubio said Thursday night.

Biden builds out Cabinet with choices for Commerce and Labor secretaries

  Biden builds out Cabinet with choices for Commerce and Labor secretaries When Biden announces these choices, he will have named his choices to lead all of the federal departments. But his Cabinet still awaits choices such as who will lead the CIA. The Commerce Department handles a variety of functions. One of the most prominent now is the census, which happens every 10 years to reapportion House seats in Congress by population, and carries implications for how federal money is distributed. The 2020 census has been mired in controversy for years because of disputes about who should be counted.

Biden ’ s plan -- long telegraphed since his election in November -- is more than double the package His agenda, including ambitious aid and a follow- up plan to spend on projects such as infrastructure Futures were little changed on the $ 1 . 9 trillion Biden stimulus plan . The stock market rally faded

Beefed- up stimulus payments. The plan calls for sending another $ 1 ,400 per person to eligible recipients. Biden is also calling for billion to help states and localities assist those at risk of experiencing homelessness. The plan would extend the federal eviction moratorium, set to expire at

Brady started his statement with, 'Here we go again.'

'True to form and his signature failed "stimulus," President-elect Biden launches yet another economic blind buffalo that does nothing to save Main Street businesses, get people back to work, or strengthen the economy,' Brady said.

'Special interests and liberals are cheering,' he added. 'The jobless and Main Street are left shaking their heads.'

When Biden and his team rolled out the plan for several hours Thursday, they argued the unemployed and small business owners are some of the main groups the plan would assist.

graphical user interface, text, application, email: Rubio tweeted his criticism Thursday night after Biden rolled out the plan from Wilmington, Delaware © Provided by Daily Mail Rubio tweeted his criticism Thursday night after Biden rolled out the plan from Wilmington, Delaware Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie: President-elect Joe Biden made a pitch to Congress to spend $1.9 trillion on COVID-19 speech in Wilmington, Delaware Thursday night © Provided by Daily Mail President-elect Joe Biden made a pitch to Congress to spend $1.9 trillion on COVID-19 speech in Wilmington, Delaware Thursday night

Biden gave a primetime speech at Wilmington's Queen theater to call on Congress to act.

8 ways you could get more money with a third stimulus check

  8 ways you could get more money with a third stimulus check President-elect Joe Biden has come out in favor of a third stimulus check, but nothing is final until it's final. Here are all the ways the next check could bring you more money."$600 is simply not enough when you have to choose between paying rent or putting food on the table. We need $2,000 stimulus checks," Biden tweeted Sunday, referring to the second stimulus checks that top out at $600 per eligible adult.

President-elect Joe Biden plans to call for a $ 1 . 9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan to help Americans weather the economic shock of the pandemic and pump more money into testing and vaccine distribution Mr. Biden ’ s American Rescue Plan calls for additional stimulus checks beyond the

Australian Associated Press. Biden plans $ 1 . 9 trillion stimulus : report. Biden plans to introduce his package during a prime-time address on Thursday evening but he will have to Biden may face additional opposition from Republicans to his efforts but he will be helped by his fellow Democrats

'I look forward to working with members of Congress in both parties to move quickly to get the American rescue plan to the American people,' he said.

Biden unveiled the broad strokes of a rescue plan that includes items that will likely have some bipartisan support - like an additional $1,400 for Americans - boosting the total to the $2,000 per adult President Donald Trump demanded in December.

'$600 is simply not enough if you still have to choose between paying rent and putting food on the table,' Biden observed.

But, like Republicans indicated, it also outlines loftier goals, like implementing a national $15 per hour minimum wage, a campaign promise the Democrat made.

'People tell me that's going to be hard to pass. Florida just passed it,' Biden noted, name-dropping Trump's adopted home state, which voted for Trump and has two Republican senators and a GOP governor. 'The rest of the country is ready to move as well,' he said.

The 25 best movies set in Mexico

  The 25 best movies set in Mexico To commemorate the anniversary of the Mexican Army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla, here are the 25 best movies set in Mexico.

The plan underscores Biden ' s intent to aggressively shore up a deteriorating economy and address the devastation caused by the pandemic. President-elect Joe Biden laid out his plan for a $ 1 . 9 trillion economic rescue package on Thursday, seeking to combat the economic and health crises stemming

President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a coronavirus plan Thursday that he claims will turn the tide on the pandemic, speeding up the vaccine rollout, and providing financial help Called the “American Rescue Plan ,” it would amount to $ 1 . 9 trillion in spending. Despite the massive cost, the plan does not focus

Overall, $400 billion of the $1.9 trillion is specifically geared toward combating the virus, including $160 billion to go toward a national vaccination program.

'The vaccine rollout in the United States has been a dismal failure thus far,' the president-elect noted.

'We need about $400 billion in funding from Congress - it's a great deal - but I'm convinced we are ready get this done,' Biden said, specifically talking about the amount he wants to spend on COVID-19, which is just one part of the nearly $2 trillion plan.

$2,000 Stimulus Check Update as Joe Biden Pushes for Third Set of Direct Payments

  $2,000 Stimulus Check Update as Joe Biden Pushes for Third Set of Direct Payments The proposed coronavirus relief package includes around $1 trillion in direct relief to American families.The latest proposal follows previous calls made to boost last month's $600 second stimulus check to $2,000.

Biden will announce what his plan is for distributing the COVID-19 vaccines quickly during a Friday afternoon speech, also from Wilmington.

Incoming senior administration officials on an on-background call Thursday with reporters also scoffed at the job the Trump administration has been doing on the vaccine front.

'We have had sort of uneven cooperation, if you will, from the Trump administration,' one official said. 'And I think it's clear that what we're inheriting from the Trump administration is much worse than we could have imagined, you know, there's no existing infrastructue for vaccinations as we've talked about.'

When Biden publicly complained about the roll-out last month, Trump tweeted that it was 'up to the states' to distribute vaccines.

'Biden failed with Swine Flu!' the president also scream-tweeted at the time.

Still, Biden's team expressed confidence they could dole out 100 million shots in Biden's first 100 days, even if there wasn't a third or fourth vaccine option.

'This will be one of the most challenging operational efforts we have ever undertaken as a nation,' Biden said Thursday night.

Right now, just the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been approved.

Incoming senior administration officials also offered that while, for instance, the Trump administration never set up a national testing infrastructure, dollars doled out by Congress could go directly to work.

Will We Get a Third Round of Stimulus Checks?

  Will We Get a Third Round of Stimulus Checks? With Democrats controlling Congress and the White House, odds are high for more stimulus and a third check. But timing will be tricky.There are two reasons we are already talking about another package of stimulus legislation, and another round of stimulus checks, so soon. Nearly all Democrats and even some Republicans thought the December legislation was inadequate in size and scope (there was not, for example, any aid to state and local governments, a major Democratic priority). Meanwhile, the pandemic is reaching frightening new levels, vaccine distribution needs a major boost, and the economy in January registered its first net job loss numbers since mid-summer.

'We can buy rapid antigen tests right away that will not only help us start to do testing in places like schools, to support our school reopening,' an official said.

Biden's team also believed they would be able to open K-8 schools within his first 100 days in office.

'We can do it, if we give school districts, communities, and states the clear guidance they need as well as the resources they will need that they can not afford right now because of the economic crisis we are in,' Biden said. 'That means more testing and transportation, additional cleaning and sanitizing services, protective equipment, and ventilation systems in the schools.'

$130 billion is specifically allocated to go toward schools.

The plan also calls for the unemployed to get a boost.

3 smart reasons you may want to sign up for direct deposit on your 2020 taxes

  3 smart reasons you may want to sign up for direct deposit on your 2020 taxes The IRS will let you set up a direct deposit account that links directly to your bank account. This may be the ideal year to do it.contactless payments personal finance cash money

Biden wants to see the approved $300-a-week federal unemployment benefit increased to $400.

'This gets money quickly into the pockets of millions of Americans who will spend it immediately on food, rent, and other basic needs. That helps our whole economy grow,' he argued.

He also wants Congress to extend unemployment benefits to self-employed workers like Uber drivers.

Biden's plan to reduce student loans by $10,000 per borrower is not in this immediate rescue package, though incoming Biden officials said he still supports it.

Instead he'll extend student loan forbearance.

A spokesman for the transition did not immediately comment on how many months student loan payments will be waved off.

Other extensions proposed go through September.

That includes Biden's call to extend the eviction and foreclosure moratoriums.

He said Thursday night he would put some of that in place next week, when he takes office, as some things he can do with just a stroke of the pen.

The new administration would also like to see an additional $30 billion in relief go to renters and small landlords for energy and water assistance.

Biden's team said he also wants to see the 15 per cent increase in SNAP benefits go at least through the summer, noting that that's when 'childhood hunger spokes due to a lack of school meals.'

'As I speak, and as Vice President-elect Harris has spoken about this many times, 1 in 7 households in America - more than 1 in 5 Black and Latino households in America – report that they do not have enough food to eat,' Biden said, gesturing toward Harris, who was seated behind him on the Queen's stage.

'This includes 30 million adults and as many as 12 million children,' he continued.

'It’s wrong. It’s tragic. It’s unacceptable,' the president-elect stated.

While Democrats will soon have a majority in the Senate, the legislative filibuster still exists, meaning 60 votes would be needed to invoke cloture on the ambitious package.

Turned off by Biden’s approach, GOP opposition to stimulus relief intensifies

  Turned off by Biden’s approach, GOP opposition to stimulus relief intensifies Biden may find he can get a big plan or a bipartisan plan — but not both. Biden’s relief package is being declared dead on arrival by senior Senate Republicans, some of whom say there has been little, if any, outreach from the Biden team to get their support. Liberals are demanding the president abandon attempts to make a bipartisan deal altogether and instead ram the massive legislation through without GOP votes. And outside groups are turning up the pressure for Biden and the Democrats who control Congress to enact economic relief quickly, even if it means cutting Republicans out of the deal.

Democrats also have a narrower majority in the House, especially because Biden plucked out several members to join the White House and cabinet.

Boosting the minimum wage and adding 14 weeks of paid sick and family leave, like the proposal outlines, may be too difficult to get passed with Democrats' razor-thin majority.

Biden also wants money for state and local governments, which Republicans have objected to in the past.

'We have done a lot of consultation with members of Congress,' an incoming official told a reporter who asked if the entire Senate Democratic caucus was on board. 'We have spent a lot of time speaking to and listening to governors and mayors and we think there is a broad understanding of the urgency of the moment, the immediacy of the crisis and the need to act.'

The official said they were 'hopeful' that the package would get 'a lot of support.'

Directly after the plan was released, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sent out a joint statement praising it.

'The emergency relief framework announced by the incoming Biden-Harris Administration tonight is the right approach,' they said. 'It shows that Democrats will finally have a partner at the White House that understands the need to take swift action to address the needs of struggling communities.'

The House's Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro, a Connecticut Democrat, applauded the effort in a Thursday night statement.

'The Biden Administration's American Rescue Plan is one of the boldest economic relief packages the country has ever seen. It measures up to the current economic and health crisis,' she said. 'It meets the moment by crushing the virus, delivering financial relief to working families, and supporting our communities.'

As a way to possibly tilt some of Trump's supporters his way, Biden also pitched that this bill could bring American manufacturing back.

'Imagine the future Made in America in all of America and all by Americans,' he said. 'We will use taxpayer dollars to rebuild America. We will buy American products and support millions of American manufacturing jobs and enhance our competitive strength in an increasingly competitive world.'

Trump's messaging on trade and manufacturing tilted states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan to him inn the 2016 states, though Biden won them back for the Democrats four years later.

The incoming president also seemed to make a jab at the outgoing one, announcing, 'It's time to stop talking about infrastructure and finally start building it.'

Early on, Trump had talked about doing a big infrastructure package, though every time his administration tried to hold an 'infrastructure week' something went awry.

Biden also briefly channeled his former Democratic rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, going after the top per cent.

'Just as we are in the midst of a dark winter of this pandemic as cases, hospitalizations, and deaths spike at record levels, there is real pain overwhelming the real economy,' he said at the start.

'The one where people rely on their paycheck - not their investments - to pay their bills, their meals, and their children’s needs,' he said. 'You won’t see this pain if your score card is how things are going on Wall Street,' Biden observed.

But Biden's bigger theme was bringing people together.

He also avoided any mention of news-of-the-day topics including the Capitol Hill riot or Trump's second impeachment.

'While we didn't get into all of this overnight, we won't get out of it overnight - and we can't do it as a divided nation,' he said. 'The only way we come through this is together as fellow Americans and as the United States of America.'

Down the line, the administration will pitch a 'recovery' plan to Congress as well, with a big focus on jobs, especially green ones.

Biden said Thursday night that plan would be rolled out in his first joint address to Congress next month.

During a president's first year in office, it's custom for them to speak to a joint session, but it's not called the 'State of the Union' address.

Read more

Turned off by Biden’s approach, GOP opposition to stimulus relief intensifies .
Biden may find he can get a big plan or a bipartisan plan — but not both. Biden’s relief package is being declared dead on arrival by senior Senate Republicans, some of whom say there has been little, if any, outreach from the Biden team to get their support. Liberals are demanding the president abandon attempts to make a bipartisan deal altogether and instead ram the massive legislation through without GOP votes. And outside groups are turning up the pressure for Biden and the Democrats who control Congress to enact economic relief quickly, even if it means cutting Republicans out of the deal.

usr: 0
This is interesting!