Senate Votes on Stimulus Bill

( – When the Senate returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, September 8, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) immediately announced the GOP was going to introduce a targeted COVID-19 stimulus package. Republican lawmakers added money for healthcare, childcare and unemployment. The bill went to a vote on Thursday afternoon and Democrats did what they do best: obstruct.

The “skinny” bill needed 60 votes to overcome a filibuster but it was only able to get 52. The only Republican to vote against the legislation was Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), but every Dem refused to support it.

As of right now, there are no other bills in the pipeline to help the American people. The Democratic Party is essentially refusing to negotiate and refusing to pass even a simple stop-gap measure to alleviate the pain millions of Americans are feeling as a result of the pandemic. The election is less than two months away and voters aren’t likely to forget what happened on Thursday.

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