Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has raised questions about provisions of the phase three coronavirus aid package. The Republican lawmaker said parts of the proposal could be interpreted as a bailout of particular industry sectors. One America’s John Hines’ sat down with the senator and has this exclusive interview
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A panel of federal judges ruled not to order a mass release of California prison inmates to reduce the spread of coronavirus cases. The ruling was issued Saturday and came after attorneys called for the release or relocation of thousands of inmates, particularly those over the age of 65 and others with pre-existing medical conditions.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has walked back several infrastructure proposals Democrats are seeking in the next step of legislative coronavirus relief. On Friday, Pelosi said the next package should expand on the key points of the $2.2 trillion relief package.
Members of Congress are discussing a possible fourth coronavirus relief bill. Talks about the potential legislation have been circulating over the course of the past week.
President Trump recently spoke to reporters to discuss the White House’s latest efforts in combating the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. During a White House briefing Thursday, the president announced the approval for New York City’s temporary hospital at the Javits Convention Center to treat coronavirus patients. This came after cases in the city continued to rise this week.
Following last week’s vote regarding the coronavirus aid package, One America’s John Hines caught up with several GOP lawmakers to get their take on Rep. Thomas Massie’s (R-Ky.) concerns as well as the phase three relief bill.
State officials are making moves to protect the integrity of voting amid the coronavirus pandemic. States across the country have been reporting low voter turnout in this year’s presidential primaries compared to prior years. They have pointed to citizens’ concerns with catching the contagious COVID-19 while gathering at poll centers as the reason for the lower numbers.
President Trump signed the $2 trillion economic stimulus package on Friday after it cleared both the House and Senate this week. He also directed General Motors to speed up ventilator production under the Defense Production Act.
As the House prepares for a crucial vote on Congress’s most expensive economic recovery legislation in U.S. history in an effort to tackle the coronavirus, partisan fighting has continued to play out ahead of the motion on the bill.