Democratic senators forced their Republican counterparts to change a new stimulus plan to include money for illegal aliens affected by the deadly Asian virus, the head of U.S. government has said.
The Republican-dominated Senate was so short on votes it had no choice but to grant House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) request to give away millions to illegal aliens and refugees affected by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus.
“Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats delayed the Workers Help/Stimulus Bill by over a week, trying to add real ‘junk’ into the Bill,” President Donald Trump said on Twitter.
The remarks came after 96 senators unanimously voted in favor of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, which includes migration and refugee assistance.
If the president were to approve the legislation, the Department of State would provide $350 million in migration and refugee assistance to “prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.” The funding pool would also “remain available until expended” on any emergency use defined by the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act.
However, the president expressed deep dissatisfaction with the measure’s lack of relevance to the current CCP Virus pandemic. He also revealed Republicans would not have agreed to Pelosi’s demands if they had enough votes in the Senate, a barrier that should hopefully be removed after the general election on Nov. 3.
“[Democrats] got some bad things, having nothing to do with those affected by the virus, included,” he said. “Republicans need their votes until we win back the House in 2020.”
Pelosi’s Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Bill originally planned to give away $300 million plus a further $10 million to a variety of migrant and seasonal farmworker programs for “emergency supportive services” to foreign agriculture workers. However, the provision was not included in the final bill.
“$500,000 shall be available for the collection and dissemination of electronic and printed materials related to coronavirus,” the bill stated.
Democrats managed to receive an extra $50 million on top of the $300 million that was in the original bill, after repeatedly blocking federal relief funds to help businesses and families who have been devastated by the CCP Virus.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) blamed party politics for delaying the stimulus package.
“Nancy Pelosi, [Sen.] Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and [multiple] Senate Democrats allowed partisan fervor to thwart a critical coronavirus relief package while our country faces a crippling pandemic,” NRSC Communications Director Jesse Hunt said in a statement.