Pelosi, Schumer move forward on COVID relief bill with or without GOP support

President Joe Biden and his allies on Capitol Hill appear committed to passing a massive COVID-19 relief bill by any means necessary.

Indicating their belief that there is no time for delay, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) began a process this week that would allow them to bypass the filibuster requirement for a 60-vote majority for the proposal to pass in the Senate.

“The time for decisive action is now”

As the Washington Times reported, the Democratic leaders issued a joint statement on Monday.

“The cost of inaction is high and growing, and the time for decisive action is now,” they declared.

Essentially introducing the budget for 2021, Pelosi and Schumer kicked off a complex process that could allow them to pass Biden’s relief bill with a simple majority. The process, known as budget reconciliation, has been used more than 20 times since the 1980s.

If their resolution passes both chambers of Congress, individual committees will follow tailored instructions to assemble the relief legislation.

The latest COVID clash follows months of partisan stalemates through which the GOP frequently accused Pelosi of working to advance an agenda unrelated to the pandemic.

“Will not settle for a package that fails to meet the moment”

Despite Biden’s promise of bipartisanship, many in his party are embracing a sense of haste as their Republican colleagues cry foul.

U.S. Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO), his party’s ranking Budget Committee member, said Democrats are working to “reward special interest while harming America’s working class, increasing the cost of living for American families, destroying jobs, and weakening the economy.”

Schumer gave a feeble nod to reaching across the aisle, indicating that Republican input is “welcome” even if it is not a necessity.

Biden is also apparently on board the effort to rush through his nearly $2 trillion proposal, insisting on Friday that relief would pass “no ifs, ands, or buts.”

Despite a meeting with a group of Republicans who are pushing a $618 billion compromise, White House press secretary Jen Psaki made it clear that Biden “will not slow down work on this urgent crisis response and will not settle for a package that fails to meet the moment.”

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    1. If you took the 1.9 trillion dollars and divided it by 340 million people in the US ( both legal and illegal), you could issue everybody about $6,000. Wow! But it won’t happen that way, even though we paid the taxes doe this. We (the common folk) are not as important as the special interest groups that will get the money … since our representatives in Congress (both senators and congressmen/women) are beholding to them and owe them!

  1. Maybe the entire House of representatives should be impeached for not doing their jobs and making things up that are not legal. Each district within the United States should be notified that the democratic members are not acting as outlined in their oath of office. Therefore, they are not qualified to hold office. There oath of office is not being followed-which makes them not qualified to be US Congressmen as out lined in the US Constitution. Time to boot them all out of office–and hold a new election–without them being eligible to hold office. All members of the House of Representatives must be sworn back in and if they do not abide by the oath they are disqualified to ever, sever again

    1. I totally agree with you , if they are not going to abide by the constitution they do not need to Represent our United States.

      1. I agree. The whole Democrat Congress needs to be replaced . They support too much evil and hate . They don’t follow the Constitution. They change the Constitution and rules to benefit themselves. They harm people that don’t have the same opinions as them .

    2. Integrity is a commodity that is in short supply in the Biden administration. The key strength of the Democrats is in fraud. Fraud won Biden the election and fraud will be the art that keeps him (or her) in the White House.

    3. That’s for sure. Now they are putting federal regulations in for STATE elections to ensure continued fraud. The constitution means nothing to them and pelosi tears it up, just like she tore up president trumps speech.
      The communists want to keep a hold of their power by destroying our country, workers and families.

    4. Thanks for your service / most of nancys and chuckies mob needs to be in jail making small rocks from big ones

    5. Very well stated! Makes perfect sense to me!! All of these back door deals and shenanigans Pelosi keeps pulling are destroying everything our country has worked decades for!

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  3. Shirley even you are dumb enough to know that you will be
    Paying that money back. Every time you file your year end taxes every penny that you have coming back to you will be taken to pay back the money you received. It will not be free money. I am guessing you don’t hold a job very long so guess what they will find something for and you may not like it.

  4. Pelosi is heading for a very big down fall. She should be sensored completely out of our government for the rest of her life.

    1. i think its little late for that. She will walk out the door with four pensions, and she just bought 1.25m of stock when bid was signing the bill, if thats not inside trading.

  5. I agree with William Gordon Sr. about all the congress people not doing their duty and to the oaths they took for holding office in our government and for the American people of this country.

  6. Pelosi is the one who held up the checks when Trump wanted to push it through 5 months ago ! So she doesn’t,need to be thank! It’s so sad that the Democrats are so jealous of President Trump for all the good he did they have to waste time and money trying to impeach him! When the Democrats are the ones breaking laws right and left and even the Judges their heads!

  7. All above posts are right on target! Piglosi held up the covid relief bill became use she wanted to hurt Trump! She is an evil old hag and should be impeached for dereliction of duty, along with her buddy Schumer!

  8. A third world government terrorist take over.
    1. Rule by executive order
    2. Putting a predecessor on trial.
    3. Censorship of opposition.
    4. Attacking the private sector.
    5. Exploiting identity politics.
    6. Challenging judicial independence.
    7. Purging former officials
    8. Encouraging a slavish media.
    9. Military in the streets.
    I am terrified.

  9. Agree with Mr. James that it is a third word government by all rules taking over.
    And why are they not talking about OTHER BILLS that is pushed through with this? Very strange and terrifying.

  10. YES – THE BELOVED USA SINCE 11-3 – ALREADY HAS 1/2 OF IT IN A COFFIN. RIP USA YOU HAVE BEEN GOOD & BLESSED FOR 0VER 200 YRS.

  11. I just don’t understand how they’re getting away with this!!! It’s freaking crazy…. Seems to me that the Government needs a “great reset” not us true US Citizens!!! How is it possible to sign all these execute orders…etc
    And get away with it.. All the cronies n what they’re doing as well. It just doesn’t make sense considering this is the United States of America!! Everyone needs to pray because God is our Only hope!!! They even wanna take that away. Good luck with that……

  12. All the top leaders in this demoncrap regime need cowboy justice. They should be dragged behind horses by their ankles to the gallows and publicly hanged.

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