This evening, in uncharacteristic fashion, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put aside his normally calm demeanor and rose in anger when the Democratic Party members of the Senate secured enough votes to stop a Senate Stimulus Package Bill with a vote of 47-47.
“So at a time when the country is crying out for bipartisanship and cooperation, and we saw that over the last forty eight hours when regular members of the Senate, not in the leadership office, not in the Speaker’s Office, she is the Speaker of the House, not the Speaker of the Senate, we don’t have one. We were doing just fine until that intervention,” declared McConnell.
“So I want the American people to fully understand what is going on here. The markets are already reacting to this outrageous nonsense. We have an obligation to the American people to deal with this emergency and to deal with it tomorrow, and if we don’t I want everyone to understand that I have conspicuously avoided turning this into any kind of partisan effort for two days, but it is pretty clear what is going on here…hopefully some adults will show up on the other side of the room that understand the gravity of the situation.”
Senator McConnell finished his fiery remarks by challenging the Democrats in the Senate to “Step Up”.
While the Republicans normally hold a fifty three seat majority, five GOP Senators were not available to vote as they are in self quarantine due to concerns about the Chinese Virus pandemic.
Further negotiations and a possible secondary vote are scheduled for Monday.
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Putting America Back to Work, President Trump Calls for New $2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill
President Trump on Tuesday said a historic investment in infrastructure and jobs should be part of a fourth congressional coronavirus relief package, citing an opportunity with the current Fed rate of near zero.
“With interest rates for the United States being at ZERO, this is the time to do our decades long awaited Infrastructure Bill. It should be VERY BIG & BOLD, Two Trillion Dollars, and be focused solely on jobs and rebuilding the once great infrastructure of our Country! Phase 4”, the President tweeted.
With interest rates for the United States being at ZERO, this is the time to do our decades long awaited Infrastructure Bill. It should be VERY BIG & BOLD, Two Trillion Dollars, and be focused solely on jobs and rebuilding the once great infrastructure of our Country! Phase 4
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 31, 2020
The idea of a trillion dollar infrastructure deal is one of the earliest ideas that Trump campaign on back in 2016. In his 2018 State of the Union address the President called on the Congress to set aside $1.5 trillion for an infrastructure plan.
According to reports by the American Society of Civil Engineers more than $2 trillion in additional funding is needed for American infrastructure by 2025 alone. The World Economic Forum this year ranked the U.S. 13th in matters of infrastructure, according to its global competitiveness report. Nations listed higher included Singapore, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, UAE, the Netherlands, and Spain.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is normally at odds with President Trump, said in an interview on Tuesday that broadband investments and water projects are examples of infrastructure that would be relevant to a fourth conornavirus response.
Although Trump’s plan has been met in the past with opposition from both members of the Republican Party and members of the Congress, the current situation of the American economy paired with the recent hostile takeover of part of the Fed Bank by the U.S. Treasury makes a favorable environment for such a bold investment.
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