Schumer Blinks, Senate Could Pass Coronavirus Relief Package Today
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The latest Democrat scheme to undermine President Trump by screwing America in the midst of an unprecedented national crisis now appears to have been unsuccessful.
Two days after sabotaging bipartisan negotiations on a massive relief package to provide immediate aid to Americans who are suffering from the economic fallout of the coronavirus, the Dems are backing down.
According to reports, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's negotiations have reached a breakthrough and another vote on the bill could take place as early as today.
Schumer has stymied efforts by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to advance the bill as his spiteful House counterpart Nancy Pelosi grandstanded over her own bill that is stuffed with far-left pork that have no relationship to the virus.
According the the New York senator, he is "optimistic" that progress is being made.
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are on the cusp of a deal for a massive coronavirus stimulus package after settling disagreements over relief for the airline industry, beefed-up unemployment benefits and money for hospitals.
Democratic senators participated in a briefing call Monday night on the latest developments in the negotiations, and a vote is expected as soon as Tuesday.
Schumer provided an optimistic update on the Senate floor after his fourth meeting of the day with Mnuchin, which ended shortly before 9 p.m.
"Secretary Mnuchin just left my office. We have had some very good discussions, and in fact the list of outstanding issues has narrowed significantly," he said, promising to "work on into the night."
In a significant concession to Democrats, the emerging deal would provide bumped-up unemployment benefits for four months, a substantial increase over the three months of augmented unemployment benefits proposed by Republican negotiators, according to a person familiar with the briefing call.
Republicans have also agreed to provide $100 billion in funding for hospitals, $25 billion more than the proposal drafted in recent days by Republicans on an emergency supplemental spending package, according to the source familiar with the call.
The emerging deal would also provide $30 billion for care of people who fall ill from COVID-19.
The bill is also expected to provide $200 billion for various “domestic priorities.”
Schumer's gambit to throw the stimulus into limbo was aided by the absence of several GOP senators who were self-quarantining including Rand Paul who tested positive for the virus.
Also missing in action was the treacherous backstabbing failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney who was the only Republican to vote to convict President Trump on the Dem articles of impeachment last month.
Pelosi's last minute intervention to sink the deal unless it included Green New Deal provisions, measures to make it easier for the party to cheat in the upcoming elections and discrimination against white people through corporate "diversity" quotas did not go over well.
Multiple Republican senators including Ted Cruz blasted the Democrats over their trickery during a time of crisis and the cynical embrace of Rahm Emanuel's maxim of never letting a good crisis "go to waste"
- Now Schumer has blinked and after wrangling some concessions in order to save face, the vote to approve the stimulus could be coming soon.