An elected official, who is responsible for ensuring the Democratic Party passes legislation in the House, revealed her own stimulus plan includes money for aliens affected by the deadly Asian virus.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) revealed her Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Bill plans to give away millions to migrants and refugees affected by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus.
If passed the legislation would order the Department of State to provide $300 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.
Pelosi also plans to give $10 million to a variety of migrant and seasonal farmworker programs for “emergency supportive services” to foreign agriculture workers.
“$500,000 shall be available for the collection and dissemination of electronic and printed materials related to coronavirus,” the bill stated.
The alternative to the Trump administration’s $1.4 trillion phase three stimulus package has received a lukewarm response from Republicans.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) questioned the bill’s proposal to use CCP Virus relief money on completely irrelevant ventures.
“Tax credits for solar energy and wind energy, provisions to force employers to give special new treatment to big labor and, listen to this, new emissions standards for the airlines,” McConnell said according to the Daily Caller. “Are you kidding me?”
The president has also dismissed the bill and urged fellow Republicans to oppose that stimulus plan.
“They are asking for things that have nothing to do with our great workers or companies,” he said on Facebook. “They want open borders and [a] Green New Deal. Republicans should not agree.”
The remarks came after Democrats repeatedly blocked federal relief funding to help businesses and families devastated by the virus. The president expressed concern about the further delays Pelosi created by asking the Senate to consider her own relief package.
“Republicans had a deal until Nancy Pelosi rode into town from her extended vacation,” the president said. “[Do] the Democrats want the virus to win?”
The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) blames party politics for delaying the stimulus package.
“Nancy Pelosi, [Sen.] Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and 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.
Hunt accused Schumer of taking advantage of the five Republican senators, who were in isolation because they recently tested positive to the CCP Virus, and allegedly used the Democrats’s voting power for his own political gain.
“DSCC (Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee)-backed candidates last weekend had no problem throwing partisan barbs at the same Republican senators working day and night to find solutions to the complex problems facing their constituents at home,” he said. “Those same candidates should prove they are not beholden to their chief benefactor Schumer and disavow Senate Democrats’ unthinkable decision to filibuster.”