According to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard an agreement has been reached and legislation that will direct emergency aid directly to individual Americans will be voted on tonight in the House of Representatives.
An agreement has been reached on the legislation. We will be holding two rounds of votes later tonight to pass a direct emergency aid package for individual Americans. It will then go to the Senate for action. #NationalEmergency #CoronaVirusUpdate
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) March 13, 2020
Yesterday, the Hawaiian Congresswoman and Democrat candidate for President introduce H.R. 897 to the House of Representatives.
The legislation calls for an emergency nontaxable Universal Basic Payment of $1,000 per month to all Americans ages eighteen or older until the Department of Health and Human Services declares that the Wuhan Virus outbreak no longer presents a public health emergency.
This story will be updated as the proposed bill is called to a vote later on tonight.
U.S. Law Enforcement Bust 27 People Connected to Mexican Sinaloa Cartel
Over two dozen people were arrested on drug charges in connection to a Mexican cartel smuggling cocaine into the U.S. Following a two-year investigation, 27 people were arrested through Operation Tripwire, an investigation effort U.S. officials have been working on featuring members of the Sinaloa Cartel.
The trafficking network went from Los Angeles, California to Tucson, Arizona and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where cocaine originating from Mexico was smuggled stateside. The United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Scott Brady declared “this is a large organization that was trafficking hundreds of kilograms of cocaine throughout the country and has direct ties to the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico.”
U.S. authorities recounted that the investigations started after an agent in Pittsburgh was able to identify an address that received large quantities of suspicious-looking packages coming from California. Since then, agents started to do investigation on other members of the network across the U.S.
Across the span of seven months, authorities were able to intercept U.S. calls made by some of the alleged traffickers with Sinaloa carte leaders in Mexico. On September 9, 2020, 27 were arrested in Arizona, California, and Pennsylvania.
According to American authorities, $1.3 million in cash and over 140 kilograms of cocaine were seized. The aforementioned people arrested are now facing a prison sentence of between 10 years and life in prison.
The border situation is no joke. Prior administrations have largely neglected the issue and have allowed for unprecedented levels of illegal immigration and drug trafficking to cross the U.S. border.
In a prior instance, BLP reported on how Mexico is a failed state that cannot maintain public order and is largely being pushed around by cartels. Due to its proximity to the U.S., Mexico’s problems will likely spillover stateside.
This is why border security is crucial. Thankfully, the U.S. has a president in Donald Trump that gets the memo. He’ll still need help from Congress, however,
That’s why it’s crucial that America First Republicans have strong showings at all branches of government in 2020.
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