I swore an oath to uphold the constitution, and I take that oath seriously.
a few moments I will request a vote on the CARES Act which means
members of Congress will vote on it by pushing “yes” or “no” or
“present.” The Constitution requires that a quorum of members be present
to conduct business in the House.
Right now, millions of
essential, working-class Americans are still required to go to work
during this pandemic such as manufacturing line workers, healthcare
professionals, pilots, grocery clerks, cooks/chefs, delivery drivers,
auto mechanics, and janitors (to name just a few). Is it too much to ask
that the House do its job, just like the Senate did?
I am not
delaying the bill like Nancy Pelosi did last week. The bill that was
worked on in the Senate late last week was much better before Speaker
Pelosi showed up to destroy it and add days and days to the process.
bill should have been voted on much sooner in both the Senate and House
and it shouldn’t be stuffed full of Nancy Pelosi’s pork- including $25
million for the Kennedy Center, grants for the National Endowment for
the Humanities and Arts, and millions more for other measures that have
no direct relation to the Coronavirus Pandemic. That $25 million, for
example, should go directly to purchasing test kits.
one priority of this bill should have been to expand testing
availability and creation of tests so that every American, not just the
wealthy and privileged, has access to testing. We have shut down the
world’s economy without adequate data. Everyone, even those with no
symptoms, needs immediate access to a test.
This bill creates
even more secrecy around a Federal Reserve that still refuses to be
audited. It allows the Federal Reserve to make decisions about who gets
what, how much money we’ll print. With no transparency. If getting us
into $6 trillion more debt doesn’t matter, then why are we not getting
$350 trillion more in debt so that we can give a check of $1 million to
every person in the country?
This stimulus should go straight to
the people rather than being funneled through banks and corporations
like this bill is doing. 2 trillion divided by 150 million workers is
about $13,333.00 per person. That’s much more than the $1,200 per person
check authorized by this bill.