Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has tried again to postpone a $ 1.9 trillion aid package for Covid-19 a “massive awakened progressive democratic wish list”. Greene has moved to adjourn the House of Representatives and to request a roll-call vote.
Greene’s action was expected. Earlier this morning, PoliticusUSA reported that the house is seeking final approval of the Covid-19 stimulus package, citing a Reuters report which stated that Republicans could still “delay” the process by asking for a motion to send the bill back to a committee or the House to adjourn.
“The GOP has written against this ridiculous bill,” Greene wrote on Twitter. “We should do everything we can to stop it.”
I just moved on adjournment to prevent Congress from approving the progressive Democrats’ massive $ 1.9 trillion wish list.
The GOP wrote against this ridiculous bill.
We should do everything we can to stop it.
Be careful when Rs vote for the adjournment.
Or with the Dems.
– Marjorie Taylor Greene (@mtgreenee) March 10, 2021
Republicans have argued that the bill, which gives skilled Americans $ 1,400 of stimulus checks, expands unemployment benefits, and supports state and local governments, is too costly at $ 1.9 trillion. The Biden government has argued that such a large package is necessary to give the economy the boost it needs. Economic forecasters agree with the White House’s assessment.
Greene has been taking procedural steps in the past few weeks to delay the relief from Covid-19. Last month, she was stripped of committee power after House Democrats reprimanded her for supporting unsubstantiated claims that the 2020 elections were fraudulent and holding her accountable for her social media posts in which the execution of prominent Democrats was called for.
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