Did the Republicans after Trump won?
Let the Republican’s cry….
(They will get their chance in the Senate)
The ones with balls and common sense will join the Democrats on some things….
The aid package, which is Mr. Biden’s first significant legislative initiative, passed over widespread opposition from Republicans, who argued that the measure was too costly and too broad in scope. Democrats, with slim margins of control in both chambers, were pushing the legislation through Congress using a fast-track budget process, known as reconciliation, that shields it from a Senate filibuster — which requires 60 votes to overcome — and allows it to pass on a simple majority vote, bypassing Republican opposition.
“This isn’t a relief bill,” said Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the Republican leader. “It takes care of Democrats’ political allies, while it fails to deliver for American families.”
The legislation now heads to the Senate, where it was expected to be amended and then sent back to the House for a final vote in Congress.
The bill could change substantially during Senate consideration. While it included a marquee progressive proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025, that measure has been ruled out of order by a top Senate official who said that it did not qualify under the strict budgetary rules governing reconciliation bills. Senate Democrats were exploring alternatives that would allow them to maintain a version of the wage increase in the stimulus package without imperiling the broader plan.
At a news conference before the measure passed, Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California said House Democrats had preserved the wage increase in their bill to send a message about its importance, even if it ultimately had to be removed from the final legislation….
As President Biden predicted ….
The $15 a hour min wage proposal is unlikely to approved by Congress in any way or form…He will NOT support losing the bill over just that issue…
The Bill passed in the House by only seven votes….
Biden has given progressives things….
But the min wage just won’t make the train……