Republicans Oppose Parts Of Democrat “Coronavirus” Bill, Which Includes Abortion Funding

Never let a good crisis go to waste, right?

Republicans oppose Pelosi’s coronavirus legislation, flagging ‘major’ problems

The White House and congressional Republicans have poured cold water on the House Democrats’ coronavirus legislation to provide economic relief to Americans, signaling there won’t be immediate broad bipartisan support for the pending bill unless it undergoes changes.

One senior administration official said the White House has “serious concerns” with the measure put forth by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., late Wednesday to help families deal with the economic hardships of the pandemic.

And House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said the legislation “comes up short.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., panned the bill as an “ideological wish list,” putting the legislation in limbo.

President Trump doesn’t support the legislation in its current form and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin continues to work with Pelosi on changing some language, White House officials told Fox News Thursday morning.

Among the White House concerns are increasing spending on Medicaid, which provides health care for low-income families, without structural reforms, and not including language to ban federal funds for abortion, the official said.

McCarthy said there’s two “major problems.” First, creating a paid sick leave program through the Social Security Administration that would take six months to set up and hamper the agency’s normal functioning of disbursing checks to senior citizens. The second is forcing permanent paid sick leave “for all businesses without exemptions and no sunsets,” McCarthy said.

A lot of what Democrats have in their bill are things that won’t work right now, things in the future, and things that will never end. Did you know that the bill is 124 pages long? And, it was enough for MSNBC’s Joy Reid to opinine

MSNBC host Joy Reid appeared bewildered over reports that the proposed emergency spending bill from House Democrats to combat the coronavirus outbreak was halted over a dispute involving “abortion.”

Reid took to Twitter and reacted to one of her colleague’s reporting on the dust-up between Democratic and Republican lawmakers.

“Wow… @kasie just reported that Republicans’ objections to the House Democrats’ emergency coronavirus bill include issues related to abortion. What does that have to do with COVID19…?” Reid asked.

The Daily Caller reported on Thursday that Pelosi sought funding as what was described as a “loophole” around the Hyde Amendment, which outlaws taxpayer-funded abortions, among other things included in the bill.

No matter what, the Democrats seem to want to include abortion. Did they do this on purpose in order to attempt to get the bill spiked so they could blame Republicans?

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8 Responses to “Republicans Oppose Parts Of Democrat “Coronavirus” Bill, Which Includes Abortion Funding”

  1. alanstorm says:

    “Wow… @kasie just reported that Republicans’ objections to the House Democrats’ emergency coronavirus bill include issues related to abortion. What does that have to do with COVID19…?” Reid asked.”

    Uh, Joy, that is indeed the question. Just not in the way you mean.

  2. FunnyThat says:

    They also want paid sick leave, paid family leave, and increases in unemployment. All good things right now. Unfortunately, the left does not want to include sunset clauses in their legislation meaning once it is passed it will be forever. So a kid working 12 hours a week at McDonald’s could take 90 days off and be paid by McDonald’s cause his mother is in a foul mood. Or he could call in sick 180 times a year and get paid because there is no limit to the number of days to be paid.

    NOW I agree that all of these are important for the next 2-3 months. With the right to extend the benefits for 3 more months. After that it sunsets. The left says no. This could last for a year or two. Well fine. In 6 months come back and pass more legislation.

    This is just another example of Never let a good crisis go to waste and painting the GOP as heartless. There is no reason in the world a 16-year-old kid needs 180 days a year PAID SICK LEAVE and that is what the Dems are trying to put on America’s small businesses right now.

    this bill would force 10’s of thousands of small businesses out of business. Hopeffully they get this worked out because I believe this is a proper and proportional response to Today. The payroll tax is another bullet for the gun if needed in 2-3 months. If they pull all the triggers today, they have nothing left to use in 2-3 months if it grows even worse.

    • John says:

      10s of thousands ? Such a scary big number
      There are another 30,200,000 small businesses
      Please tell us what percent of small businesses might fail
      Can you do the math for us? If you can’t a dig k a classmate to use their calculator

      • formwiz says:

        10s of thousands ? Such a scary big number
        There are another 30,200,000 small businesses

        Typical Lefty.

        Whines about the working classes, but doesn’t care when millions of them are throw out of work for a phony plague.

        Please tell us what percent of small businesses might fail

        1% would be 30,200 small businesses. At 100 workers per biz, that’s 3,020,000 people.

        So much for the working stiffs.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      The sick leave component of the proposed bill would give a 16 yr old working 12 hr a week at McDonalds 180 days of PAID SICK LEAVE a year! That’s outrageous!

      from FOX: Under a draft of the bill out Friday morning, full-time employees out of work due to the coronavirus, such as illness, quarantine, or caretaking, would be allowed 14 paid sick days, equal to their regular full rate or the minimum wage – whichever is greater. Part-time workers are also eligible for paid time off that’s equal to the number of hours they work in a two-week period.

      The legislation also expands emergency family and medical leave protections to account for the pandemic and ensure job protections for employees returning to work after a coronavirus-related leave. Employers would be required to provide 12-week paid family leave at a rate no less than two-thirds of an employee’s pay, after an initial 14-day absence that may consist of unpaid leave.
      The legislation also provides free coronavirus testing, increases unemployment insurance to states, and expands food assistance programs.

      But no protections for corporations that the White House wanted! Or tax cuts.

  3. John says:

    In 2018 our last national election the American People overwhelmingly rejected the Republicans and chose Democrats to represent them
    The US House of Representatives is by far the most democratic of our Federal Government
    In our country there are about equal amounts of Republicans and Democrats
    Independents choose which party rules

    • formwiz says:

      No, our last national election was 4 years ago (we only vote for national office every 4 years)

      In our country there are about equal amounts of Republicans and Democrats

      No, there aren’t. Not since Trump.

      you guys are way in the minority.

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