The Senate succumbed to Democratic Party pressure for a new stimulus plan to include money for illegal aliens affected by a deadly Asian virus.
The Republican-dominated Senate has agreed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) demand to give away millions to illegal aliens and refugees affected by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus.
Ninety-six senators unanimously voted in favor of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, which includes migration and refugee assistance.
If the president gives final approval for the legislation, the Department of State will 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.
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.
The Daily Caller could not explain exactly how the Democrats managed to receive an extra $50 million on top of the $300 million that was in the original bill.
The decision came after Democrats repeatedly blocked federal relief funding to help businesses and families devastated by the virus. President Donald Trump previously 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,” he said on Twitter. “[Do] the Democrats want the virus to win?”
The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) blamed 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.”
The president is just glad businesses and households will start receiving relief funding.
“[The final vote was] 96-0 in the U.S. Senate,” he said on Twitter. “Congratulations America.”