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Senate Democrats block $500 billion COVID-19 relief bill

After months of thwarted negotiations between the two parties, Senate Democrats voted to block the passage of a $500 billion Republican coronavirus stimulus package.

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After months of thwarted negotiations between the two parties, Senate Democrats voted to block the passage of a $500 billion Republican coronavirus stimulus package.

While the coronavirus continues to surge to exorbitant levels, election-year politics have jarred the legislative process and extended months of gridlock on Capitol Hill.

The proposed stimulus failed in a 51-44 vote, falling short of the 60 votes needed to pass.

Every single Democrat voted against the package.

The $500 billion bill would include a federal unemployment benefit, Paycheck Protection Program funding and additional money for more coronavirus testing. If the bill had passed, money would have been directed to schools, according to the Daily Caller.

“If this relief does not pass, it will be because Senate Democrats chose to do Speaker Pelosi’s political dirty work rather than stand up for struggling people…Let’s find out common sense, agree where we can, and advance this legislation while we debate the rest, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement prior to the vote.

“The American people deserve action,” he continued.

McConnell announced last week that the Senate would be voting on the $500 billion coronavirus stimulus, saying that the Republicans will continue to work with the White House in order to bring a vote on the bipartisan legislation before the election, the Caller reports.

But Democrats simply won’t have it.

He specifically mentioned the Paycheck Protection Program and helping small businesses who have struggled to recover after the economic shutdown.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee slammed the Democrats for not passing the legislation.

“Millions of people desperately need additional COVID relief, and once again Senate Democrats decided to play partisan games instead of delivering much-needed help to Americans,” NRSC Communications Director Jesse Hunt said. “The Republican Majority has continued to offer a number of solutions but Democrats refuse to come to the table for anything except a $2 trillion liberal wish list. Democratic candidates should prove they aren’t beholden to Chuck Schumer and speak out against Senate Democrats’ intransigence.”

But this isn’t the first time the Democrats have rejected a stimulus package.

In early September, Senate Democrats voted to block the passage of an earlier coronavirus package, claiming they wanted more money, according to the Caller.

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  1. Connie Weber

    October 21, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    The democraps want illegal payments to non citizens and they want to bail out the cities that they are responsible for terrorizing and burning down. Pelosi, Schumer and Schiff should be made to pay for it along with the other democraps. Pay for your bad decisions.

  2. Omar Peck

    October 21, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Why doesn’t McConnell publish a summary list of all the non COVID related items the dems want in the $2 trillion bill. Transparency??

  3. Lynette Williams

    October 21, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    They recently blocked $500 billion. What made him think they’d pass it this time? Oh that’s right, McCONNEL was only thinking of himself, knowing this turn out! He doesn’t want a vote til after election, then and MAYBE , if he likes it, will bring it b4 the GOP which will highly and probably block IT !!!

  4. Lisa Lema

    October 21, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    Stubborn stupidity! I would assume that the democratic senators that voted no AGAIN to helping the American people aren’t having a difficult time making their mortgage or rent payments, feeding their family, making car payments, etc. Same on every single one of them!! That would be because they are still receiving their salaries (paid by you and me). Time for a wide spread RED wave! I guess we don’t matter to them because they are set on handing our people over to socialism and this is just another practice for control!! GRRR… Yes, I am not voting for a single democrat on any ballots!

  5. thinly

    January 5, 2021 at 3:31 am

    This blog was… how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I
    have found something which heⅼped me. Appreciate it!

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BLM Leader Vows to ‘Abolish’ NYC Mayor De Blasio’s Vax Passports

Says ‘Free Pass to Racism’,  ‘Modern-Day Freedom Papers’

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New York Mayor Bill De Blasio’s vaccine mandates and consequential vaccine passports necessary to enter most bars and restaurants in the city are being dubbed racist by a Black Lives Matter leader.

Chivona Newsome co-founded the Greater New York Chapter of BLM and also ran as a congressional candidate in 2020 for New York’s 15th district sent a statement to Fox News explaining the claims of racism.

“Although Mayor Bill De Blasio ran on progressives values, nothing in his tenure will attest to his campaign promises,” Newsome stated. “The September 13th vaccine mandate is racist and specifically targets Black New Yorkers. The vaccination passports are modern-day Freedom Papers, which limit the free will of Black people.”

De Blasio’s mandates went into effect September 13, ordering indoor establishments making patrons show proof of vaccination before entering. Businesses can face fines up to $5,000 for not complying. On September 20, the Mayor’s office announced it had already issued 3,200 warnings to businesses in the first week.

Newsome continued, “The vaccination mandates infringe upon the civil liberties of the Black community…It’s more than where we can dine or enjoy entertainment, it will result in loss of income. As of Monday, September 27, Black health care workers and educators will lose their jobs.”

Newsome’s concerns for minorities and repercussions such as losing jobs is the same reasoning hundreds of groups and unions across the country have stood up against Biden’s vaccine mandate. Postal workers, Police unions, Nurse Unions and Hospital administrators are all amongst those expressing outrage.

Newsome says De Blasio’s actions are a direct attack on black Americans, and he “chose to disenfranchise and force the very people who elected him into poverty and second-class citizenship.”

She explained that de Blasio is, “fully aware of the hesitancy and distrust people of African descent have about vaccination and their interactions with government and law enforcement.” Newsome concluded, “the vaccination passport will not be a free pass to racism. Our organization pledges to demonstrate until the vaccine mandate is abolished.”

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Wuhan Scientists Wanted to Release Coronaviruses 21 Months Before Pandemic

Whistleblower Says China Deliberately Released Virus at ’19 Military Games

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Wuhan Scientists Wanted to Release Coronaviruses 21 Months Before Pandemic, Whistleblower Says China Deliberately Released Virus at ’19 Military Games

The Daily Mail reported on some bombshell revelations with regard to China and the coronavirus pandemic. Among the stunning pieces of information is the discussion of releasing the coronavirus had occurred before the pandemic, as well as a whistleblower alleging the virus was purposely released by Chinese officials in 2019.

The Daily Mail reports:

Scientists in the Chinese city where Covid emerged planned to alter coronaviruses and release them into bat caves 21 months before the pandemic kicked off, leaked documents have revealed.

Dr Peter Daszak, president of New York-based EcoHealth Alliance, proposed working with a group of scientists from the Wuhan Institute of Virology to carry out the research.

The experts wanted to genetically enhance coronaviruses and release them among bats in Yunnan — around 1,240miles (2,000km) south west of Wuhan — in the hopes it would stop new viruses jumping from bats to humans…

They also wanted to create a genetically enhanced virus that could infect humans easier, according to papers unearthed last night.

Researchers asked the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) for $14.2million (£10.4million) cash to fund the project. But it turned the proposal down over concerns it would put ‘local communities at risk’…

…The proposals — called the DEFUSE project — were released by Drastic, a group of international scientists looking into the origins of the pandemic, which were passed details of the plans by a whistleblower.

Scientists have said the documents are genuine, but it is impossible to confirm.
Drastic said the documents show that EcoHealth Alliance and the Wuhan Institute of Virology ‘attempted to carry out advanced and dangerous human pathogenicity bat coronavirus research that would clearly qualify as gain of function’.

‘Peter Daszak and the EcoHealth Alliance proposed injecting deadly chimeric bat coronaviruses collected by the Wuhan Institute of Virology into humanised and “batified” mice,’ Drastic said.

The project aimed to determine the risk of coronaviruses and develop methods to prevent outbreaks.

Additionally, a whistleblower “has sensationally claimed China deliberately spread Covid at a military tournament two months before the rest of the world knew about the deadly virus” reports the Daily Mail:

Ex-Chinese Communist Party insider Wei Jingsheng said The World Military Games in October 2019 — two months before China told the World Health Organization about the first cases — could have acted as the virus’ first super-spreader event.

The international tournament for military athletes was held in Wuhan – the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic – two months before China notified the World Health Organisation about its first cases.

Mr Jingsheng claimed it was no coincidence some of the 9,000 international athletes who gathered for the event reportedly became sick with a mystery illness.

‘I thought the Chinese government would take this opportunity to spread the virus during the Military Games, as many foreigners would show up there,’ he told the new Sky News documentary What Really Happened in Wuhan.

The whistleblower claimed he had heard of the Chinese government carrying out an ‘unusual exercise’ during the games.

‘[I knew] of the possibility of the Chinese government using some strange weapons, including biological weapons, because I knew they were doing experiments of that sort,’ he said.

His claims were supported by the former Principal China Adviser to the US State Department Miles Yu.

He said French, German and American athletes were among those to fall ill at the tournament with Covid-like symptoms, but were never tested for the virus.

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