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Pelosing Around With A National Emergency

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While our President is dealing with a National Crisis, our Congresswoman is making plans of her own. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to use this crisis to include a potential way to guarantee federal funding for abortion into the coronavirus economic stimulus plan.

Officials alleged that while negotiating the stimulus with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Pelosi tried to lobby for “several” provisions that stalled bipartisan commitment to the effort. One was a mandate for up to $1 billion to reimburse laboratory claims, (in case you don’t know, those laboratory claims are aborted babies) which White House officials say would set a precedent of health spending without protections outlined in the Hyde Amendment.

The Hyde Amendment blocks clinics that perform abortions from receiving federal funding, and Democrats have pushed the Trump administration to end it since he was elected in 2016.

“A new mandatory funding stream that does not have Hyde protections would be unprecedented,” one White House official explained. “Under the guise of protecting people, Speaker Pelosi is working to make sure taxpayer dollars are spent covering abortion — which is not only backward but goes against historical norms.”

A second White House official referred to the provision as a “slush fund” and yet another questioned, “what the Hyde Amendment and abortion have to do with protecting Americans from coronavirus?”

Pelosi and Mnuchin were engaged in negotiations Thursday morning to finalize the text of the legislation.

It is good to know the Hyde Amendment provision was eventually removed from the stimulus later Thursday, but do not forget, it will hit the House floor as a separate bill.

Despite Trump’s assurance that he would sign any stimulus bill that Congress approved, several Republicans rejected the stimulus offered by Pelosi and Mnuchin. [1]

President Donald Trump signed the $8.3 billion funding bill on Friday to help fight coronavirus as the disease continues to spread in the U.S. The bill gives more than $3 billion for the research and development of vaccines. There is also $800 million for research for treatments. It also includes $2 billion for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and $61 million to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

In addition, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will get more than $1 billion. Another $1 billion or more will go to states who need help managing the crisis. The legislation also grants access to around $500 million to allow for Medicare providers to do telehealth appointments.

Some of the money will also go to other agencies who need the money.

The bill passed the Senate on a 96-1 vote, with Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul being the only senator to vote against the funding. The coronavirus funding vote passed the House 415-2 the day before with both Republican Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs and Republican Colorado Rep. Ken Buck voting against the measure.

They felt the package included too much money and that the White House request of 2.5 billion was a more appropriate request to help fight the disease.

Coronavirus is a serious public health issue. The Administration requested an initial $2.5 billion after thoughtful consideration as to how it would be spent,” according to Representative Buck. “Almost overnight, without a hearing or markup, Democrats chose their own arbitrary number.” “The $8.3 billion package is chock-full of unnecessary Christmas tree ornaments, like unrelated Medicare funding and nearly $1.3 billion going to foreign countries.

It’s unfortunate that House Democrats would exploit this very serious public health crisis. Congress needs to take a hard look at our irresponsible spending problem rather than leave it to our children and grandchildren to pay the price,” Representative Buck continued.

Biggs, who also voted against the legislation, said that the original number of $2.5 billion proposed by the White House was a reasonable amount, but could not come to terms with the $8.3 billion.

“As the Democrats sought to make political hay from this serious situation, they fielded various proposals that took their desired price tag from the administration’s asking price of $2.5 billion to the Democrats’ wish list of over $14 billion with a veritable Christmas wish list of policy changes,” Biggs said.

“To their credit, Republicans negotiated that spending number down. But, in the end, the spending amount of $8.3 billion was simply backed into,” Biggs said.” In the supplemental funding package passed by the House, there is $1.25 billion given to spend overseas and another $500 million for other programs.”

President Trump held a press conference at the end of February discussing how the U.S. will deal with the disease and put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the task force. The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic Wednesday. [2]

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Thursday morning he was totally opposed to Pelosi’s plan and wanted to draft a new proposal over the next 24-48 hours. Of course, Pelosi pushed back on that suggestion during her Thursday press conference.

After passage by the House of Representatives, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to bring the bill to a vote in the U.S. Senate. “Families have needs,” Pelosi stated. “We don’t need 48 hours. We need to just make a decision to help families right now.”

“I’m not sticking around because they don’t want to agree to language,” Pelosi said of Congress’s upcoming recess week. “Right now, we have to find our common ground, work together, to get this done as soon as possible.”

It seems with Nancy Pelosi, it’s her way or no way. If you ask me, there is no getting anything done with Nancy Pelosi’s constant stream of trickery. I’ve covered in previous videos how she botched up the USMCA bill. If she plans to sneak a penny of funding to Planned Parenthood, I say No Way! [1]

The constant actions by these people to continue bringing America down the drain is nauseating.

On another note, is it just me, or is Hollywood the only group who seems to be catching the virus?




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