The most powerful woman in the United States, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), stood up this morning for the American workers. She took on the Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for his “weak, toothless” approach to not governing. Instead, the Speaker demanded more money for American voters.
Wednesday, Pelosi went after McConnell for not holding Donald Trump in check and for his “slow-walk” in responding to COVID-19. She said that “American workers were paying the price.” Yes, they have paid with their lives. The Speaker went on to draw people’s attention to the “caravan of workers” coming to Washington, D.C. to demand the Republicans pass the vital HEROES Act.
The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES) would give the nation’s citizens more much-needed money:
‘American workers are paying the price for Leader McConnell’s efforts to slow-walk our response to COVID-19. Truly inspiring to witness today’s caravan of workers in Washington, driving together to demand that the #SenateActNow to pass the #HeroesAct. #WorkersFirst’
American families need help, because the virus is just heating up. Trump has been doing his best to kick-start a worse pandemic by stuffing 19,000 of his cheering followers into an enclosed venue and opening up another enclosed venue for the overflow. Here is what Pelosi had in mind to offer the people, according to CBS News:
‘The HEROES Act offers a larger stimulus payment than the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. Under the new legislation each member of a household would receive $1,200, including children. The income thresholds would remain the same, meaning that single taxpayers earning less than $75,000 and married taxpayers earning a total of $150,000 would receive the full payments. For instance, a family of four whose parents earn less than $150,000 would receive $4,800.
‘HEROES would cap total payments at $6,000 per family. Under CARES, a family of four whose parents earn less than a combined $150,000 received $3,400, since that law directed $500 for each child under the age of 17.’
Then, Pelosi went after McConnell calling his proposals “weak, toothless.” It would not take much imagination for people to round the corner and apply those descriptors to the Kentucky senator, too:
‘President Trump & Leader McConnell have offered Americans weak, toothless proposals that fail to deliver #JusticeInPolicing. We don’t need window dressings, we need real change. #CNNNewsroom pic.twitter.com/YC3I8AJXwu — Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) June 17, 2020’
President Trump & Leader McConnell have offered Americans weak, toothless proposals that fail to deliver #JusticeInPolicing.
We don’t need window dressings, we need real change. #CNNNewsroom pic.twitter.com/YC3I8AJXwu
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) June 17, 2020
Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney detailed how the $3.05 trillion HEROES Act would work, according to NBC Connecticut:
‘Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney outlined some of the help that could be on the way with the $3.5 trillion Heroes Act that the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed last month.’
Among the fixes, compared to the Cares Act, a family would get up to $6,000, with a change in the definition of dependents:
“As you may recall in the Cares Act it was 17 or less, or younger than 17. That left out the dependents who were kids in college. Who you know can go up as high as 21.’
Courtney explained some of the fixes and compared the proposed legislation to the Cares Act. He said “a family could now get up to $6,000, with a change in the definition of dependents:”
‘outlined some of the help that could be on the way with the $3.5 trillion Heroes Act that the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed last month.’
The Speaker addressed the number of coronavirus deaths already, “More than 117,000 deaths:”
‘March 17: 100 known COVID-19 deaths in the United States. June 17: More than 117,000 deaths in the United States. The Vice President thinks the Trump Admin’s response is “a cause for celebration.” I couldn’t disagree more. #CNNNewsroom pic.twitter.com/i9AF5Yq89X — Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) June 18, 2020’
March 17: 100 known COVID-19 deaths in the United States.
June 17: More than 117,000 deaths in the United States.
The Vice President thinks the Trump Admin’s response is “a cause for celebration.”
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) June 18, 2020
Then, she reminded the country that American women were “facing the health & economic crises” and “bearing the brunt” of it all:
‘American women are bearing the brunt of the twin health & economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grateful to @HouseDemWomen for calling on Leader McConnell & the GOP Senate to pass the #HeroesAct immediately. #FamiliesFirst Read their letter: lawrence.house.gov/media-center/p
Pelosii gave a press briefing Thursday morning:
‘I will be speaking with reporters live at the U.S. Capitol at 10:45 am ET. Tune in here: m.facebook.com/NancyPelosi/’
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