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Democrats push for coronavirus bill

Democrats push for coronavirus bill

The coronavirus bill might finally be out and approved by the Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives. They have unveiled a broad package of proposals to help Americans affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Pumping money into the economy, the new bill has added an additional $500 million to its kitty in the hope to help feed low-income pregnant women or mothers with young children who may or might have already lost their jobs or been laid off because of the virus outbreak.

The legislation, awaits speedy pass through the House floor for debate and a smooth passage on Thursday. Through the proposed bill, workers would be granted 14 days of paid sick leave and up to three months of paid family and medical leave, a summary of the bill shows.

Further, the bill intends to help the unemployed by providing insurance to furloughed workers and hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funding for children’s, seniors’ and other federal nutrition programs. Another pool in of finances to the tune of another $400 million is meant to help local food banks meet increased demand.
Further the bill guarantees free coronavirus screening to one and all, irrespective of the fact whether someone has insurance or not.

If passed by the House and Senate and approved by Trump, the House’s bill would result in “billions” of dollars of federal funds being dispensed, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said. But with the well being of the Americans on top of their mind, the Democrats are willing to pull in more bills in the later stages, if need be.

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How Democrats and Republicans Have Used Impeachment Outcome

How Democrats and Republicans Have Used Impeachment Outcome

The battle for control continues in the Senate and the outcome of the impeachment trial showed at that moment who was the winner. It seems that both sides were more bothered about energizing their sides and more activity in fundraising. They didn’t seem to have the future of the country on their mind.

The recent polls have shown that people are desperately looking for a leader who can keep the sanctity of the Constitution in mind and work ahead. The words of the Senate’s Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said it that the impeachment trial had indeed been a positive force for the Democrats. He went onto share with the media that “contrary to what Leader McConnell had said in the past, our data shows every one of the Republicans in difficult races is hurting because of it.”

Trump received a 49percent thumbs up for holding his seat and not being removed in the impeachment saga. No wonder, that the Republicans were trusting in the president’s post-impeachment popularity bump to supercharge enthusiasm for Republicans down-ballot.

For Democrats, the strategy is the smaller things which worry the voter. They are again not worried about the justness of who holds the office. On agenda are things like prescription drug costs and health care. Democrats have said they intent to focus their 2020 messaging right there. They are hopeful that independent and moderate voters will see that justice had not been meted by the Republicans. Democrats are banking on all the swing states that could be holding a point of view that the impeachment acquittal of Mr. Trump is truly a sign that Republican senators won’t stand up to the White House and hold Mr. Trump accountable when necessary.

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House In Favour  Of Bill To Protect Worker Rights

House In Favour Of Bill To Protect Worker Rights

Some called it the best and the “most ambitious pro-labor legislation” in decades, while some are calling it the worst mistake, as Trump administration rolls out a bill to protect US workers’ right to form and join union.

This is one move which will win brownie points for Trump who does not seem to have any credibility in the eyes of the Democrats. Known as the Protecting the Right to Organize (Pro) Act, this act already has strong support from congressional Democrats and labor leaders.

Currently some 215 Democrats and merely three Republicans are co-sponsoring the act. The Pro Act amends the National Labor Relations Act and the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act by allowing the NLRB to assess monetary penalties against corporations for labor law violations and impose liability against corporate executives. It also grants the board the right to reinstate workers fired for retaliation while their case is pending review.

Workers will definitely have more rights under the new proposed bill to be made a law. According to details shared with the media, the bill will also make it illegal for corporations to force workers to attend captive audience meetings to persuade them against forming a union, forces corporations to disclose contracts with union-avoidance consultants, and requires mediation and arbitration between newly formed unions and corporations to settle disputes over first contract negotiations.

Many believe that this move will help remove any kind of income disparity amongst workers, a challenge that has been crippling their likes. Union membership in the US hit a record low in 2018, with only 10.5% of American workers belonging to a labor union. Rising income inequality has been tied to a significant decline in US union membership over the past few decades. Advocates of the Pro Act are hopeful the legislation is a step forward in working to address the problems facing American workers.See more News of America Today .

Trump Control Comes Through Congressional Vote On Iran
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Trump Control Comes Through Congressional Vote On Iran

A Republican controlled senate has finally passed a resolution to control President Donald Trump’s military moves against Iran. Now, Trump cannot make a move towards Iran with a congressional authorization.

This development has come through after a vote fell short of the two-thirds majority necessary to overcome a promised veto by the White House.

This reiterates that there is lack of faith in Trump’s administration that does not speak for the betterment of the United States as a whole. The vote shows that some Republicans have no qualms about break away from Trump on foreign policy, even if they largely remained aligned with the administration on most other issues.

While being a Republican leader, he has not received thumps up for his obtuse point of view when it comes to trade and foreign policy. His various decisions in Syria, China and Iran, have done nothing but created sense of unrest and disturbed inter-government dynamics.
In 2019, Republicans had joined Democrats to challenge the Trump administration on several foreign-policy measures. Nearly 130 House Republicans voted to oppose Mr. Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria last year.

Bipartisan majorities in the House and Senate also have approved resolutions that aimed to withdraw U.S. support for a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen and block arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Mr. Trump vetoed both of them.
Sen. Tim Kaine is a democrat from Vermouth and the author of the resolution. According to Kaine, “While the President does and must always have the ability to defend the United States from imminent attack, the executive power to initiate war stops there,” Mr. Kaine said. “An offensive war requires a congressional debate and vote. This should not be a controversial proposition.”

In America, most such strategic decisions that can affect the national security of the country cannot be taken by the President without running it through the congressional approval. This is done merely to ensure the onus of a major decision does not lie with one person only. Read more Latest news on africa .

Trump impeachment, Democrats demand Bolton to testify

Trump impeachment, Democrats demand Bolton to testify

Democrats in US Congress demand that former National Security Advisor John Bolton testify in the trial for impeachment of President Donald Trump.

The call arrived after the New York Times revealed how Bolton in the draft of his book wrote that Trump told him he wanted to freeze aid to Ukraine until he started investigating Biden.

The prosecution in the trial, led by Adam Schiff, defined the disclosure as “explosive”, asking to summon John Bolton. US president Donald Trump, doesn’t seems really concerned because he knows that the impeachment to pass need the vote of at least 4 Republican senators.

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