Congress Passes Massive Covid Relief/Omnibus Bill Sending Billions of Dollars to Foreign Countries – Measure Heads to President Trump’s Desk
The House passed the Covid relief/Omnibus spending bill 359-53 on Monday evening.
A few hours later the Senate passed the gargantuan $2.3 trillion bill 91-7.
The bill will head to Trump’s desk for a signature. President Trump has until Monday December 28 to sign the bill.
Lawmakers didn’t even read the bill before casting their votes.
The package included $1.4 trillion to fund the government and $900 billion in Coronavirus relief.
The Covid relief includes $600 per American making up to $75,000 and another round of PPP for small businesses.
Americans are only getting $600 after suffering for months due to authoritarian lockdown orders but…
Congress made sure to send billions of dollars overseas to foreign countries.
(Our Taxpayer dollars at work????)
$135 million to Burma
$85.5 million to Cambodia
$1.4 billion for “Asia Reassurance Initiative Act”
$130 million to Nepal
$700 million to Sudan
$250 million in Palestinian aid
$25 million for “gender programs” in Pakistan.
“None of us think this legislation is perfect, but a big bipartisan majority of us recognize the incredible amount of good it will do when we send it to the president’s desk. The American people have waited long enough.
I’m glad for our country that we’re now moving ahead together,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said earlier Monday.(?????)