Republican Controlled Senate approves coronavirus aid bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted to approve a second coronavirus aid bill Wednesday, paving the way for lawmakers to turn their attention to a third proposal that could include direct payments to Americans.

The legislation, dubbed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, passed in a 90-8 vote, and President Donald Trump is expected to sign it into law.

The bill provides free coronavirus testing and ensures paid emergency leave for those who are infected or caring for a family member with the illness. The bill also provides additional Medicaid funding, food assistance and unemployment benefits.


  • The Democrats tried to sneek in a pro abortion section to this law. They got caught. Haha

  • You mean the Coronavirus Response Act that the Democratically controlled House of Representatives passed and sent to the Senate last Friday? The one McConnell wouldn’t take up over the weekend because he had to attend an event with Justice Kavanaugh? You mean that aid bill?

    BTW, what was the first aid bill? Did the Democratically controlled House of Representatives pass another aid bill before they sent the Coronavirus Response Act to the Senate last Friday that McConnell ignored over the weekend so he could party with Kavanaugh? Or are you just full of crap?
  • Of the 100 members of the Senate, two were absent under self quarantine. Of the 98 who cast votes, the 8 no votes were all cast by Republicans. Hell of a way to stand up for America, Republicans!
  • Passed by the Republican Senate and purged of the pro abortion subsection democrats sneak into it.

  • And you are still a lying asshole.
  • Its who passed it in the Senate and which President signed it into Law! Which party run the most important Senate in the world when this law passed in its Senate? Which President signed it into law? Answers are: A Republican Senate majority and a Republican President.

    Those are facts!

  • And the Senate couldn't have done it without the Democratically controlled House of Representatives initiating the process. That is the most important fact. But you know that. You know that it takes a cooperative effort between the House and the Senate to get any bill passed and to the president for signature. You just can't admit to yourself that we are in this together. Because you are a fool. Merde de bijou.
  • Its all about which party passed it in the Senate and which President signed it into law. Thats all that matters.

    @SaremChuuk, the bill has been revised from the one the house send to the Senate. Because the Democrats in the house send a bill that had hidden clauses that would have given a piece of that $800 billion to planned Parenthood. Instead of thinking about fighting corona virus Democrats tried to sneak in some provision to the corona aid bill that would have taken billions of dollars away from fighting corona virus and give that money to planned Parenthood.

    We are in this together yes, but don't try to fool us and spread fear mongering and yes It was a GOP Senate and it will be a GOP President who signed it. And history will remember GOP has the ones who got it through.

  • I’m sure you can provide the exact provision of the original House bill that went to the Senate, that provided funds to Planned Parenthood. You know, the section that was pro abortion, that the Senate struck from the bill.

    Oh, wait a minute. You said the House included “hidden” clauses. Is that like Santa “clauses”? Clauses you can only see with a UV light? If the clauses were hidden, how did the Republicans find them?

    What history will remember is the abject failure of this sad excuse for a president, and a Republican Party more interested in power for power’s sake.

    Still, please provide those hidden clauses so we can all read them. Otherwise, you are just a lying piece of crap.
  • @SaremChuuk

    Here you go!

    Sasse Rips Pelosi for Trying to Smuggle Hyde Amendment Loophole into Coronavirus Package
    March 13, 2020 9:36 AM

    Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and Democrats for reportedly trying to ensure federal funding for abortion as part of the coronavirus economic stimulus plan.

    “While schools are closing and hospitals are gearing up, Speaker Pelosi is waging unnecessary culture wars. Speaker Pelosi should be fighting the coronavirus pandemic, not politicizing emergency funding by fighting against the bipartisan Hyde Amendment,” Sasse told National Review in a statement. “We need to be ramping up our diagnostic testing, not waging culture wars at the behest of Planned Parenthood. Good grief.”

    Pelosi attempted to secure a funding stream of up to $1 billion for reimbursing laboratory claims. According to White House officials who spoke with the Daily Caller, that provision would establish a precedent under which health claims for all procedures, including abortion, could be reimbursed with federal funds. That precedent would render the Hyde Amendment, which blocks taxpayer funding for abortion clinics, obsolete.

    Pelosi resisted efforts by Democrats to end the Hyde Amendment in recent months, with progressives being forced to abandon an attempt to “ensure” abortion coverage for people using federal health programs as part of a $190 billion budget bill passed in July
  • Any comments on that @SaremChuuk?
  • How dare u use facts @Reaper
  • You have your facts, I have mine. In fact, most sane people are pretty sure it was the Republicans who tried to insert the Hyde Amendment into the coronavirus bill when none was necessary. Ben Sasse is a Trump whore.

    Gun smuggler. Go back to Pohnpei, and get ready for Antifa.
  • Motherjones is a comic book for idiots who still live in their parents basement.

  • You should know, idiot. How do the spiders taste?
  • I don't read motherjones hahaha
  • Of course you don’t read, Gun Smuggler. You only look at the pictures. Not enough pictures of guns and big tits in Mother Jones. Go back to your basement and play with your father’s pistol.
  • Trump is now a socialist. lol
  • Make America Gag Again.
  • @SaremChuuk, tell that to your socialist representatives in Congress!

    They blocked it! They fear It will help America and theu fear Trump signing it to law.

    CNN: Democrats Block Coronavirus Bill That Provides Lifeline To Economy, Families
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