After a passionate battle over the needs of the people vs politicizing the Coronavirus, Senate Democrats and the White House came to an agreement after midnight last night on the stimulus package. Due to recent changes House Democrats are attempting to make, the Coronavirus stimulus package is being compared to the Green new Deal.
Consequently, Republicans are pushing back as Democrats are attempting to hold out for additional measures (such as 35 million dollars in support for the Kennedy Performing Arts Center.) As a result, and as Fox News noted, Trump’s approval ratings were just going up and up the longer Democrats hold out. (See image below.)
Gallup: Trump job approval soars 12 net points to 49-45, the best net approval of his entire presidency.— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) March 24, 2020
His approval by party:
Republicans 92 (+1)
Independents 43 (+8)
Democrats 13 (+6)
60% of Americans approve of his handling of coronavirus against 38% who do not. pic.twitter.com/wTth3T7lDY
So what comes next?
A few independents in Congress have issues with the bills including Justin Amash. Yesterday, Amash mentioned that the house will likely try to pass the bill with unanimous consent. Amash is unsure the bill does what it is designed to do and has concerns. Unfortunately, one negative vote could kill unanimous consent in the house.
Also, John Hopkins University has completed a study indicating the US was one of the most prepared countries in the world as the Coronavirus approached out borders.
From here, we await more negotiations in the House around noon concerning the stimulus package. If the groups can come to an agreement, the package could be initiated starting today.
Is a 2 Trillion dollar stimulus package really necessary? It seems like an awfully large number. Could it potentially be an attempt by both sides to push partisan agendas? Do you think the Kennedy Center should receive stimulus just like the larger corporations? Let us know in the comments below. We read them all.
Matthew – Strictly News