President Joe Biden called on the Senate Democrats on Tuesday to work together to ensure the approval of the $ 1.9 trillion stimulus package to revive the U.S. economy.
Biden held a conference call with all 50 Democratic senators, during which he urged them to remain united in their commitment to implementing a package sufficient to address the health and economic crisis we face, and to act swiftly to implement it before the grant. , The White House said in a statement.
Biden addressed his supporters, who expected the Senate to address the trigger package on Wednesday. If there is an early practical vote to open the debate, the Senate may approve it this weekend.
Senate Democrat leader Chuck Schumer is hopeful the Senate will pass the trigger package this week.
The Senate is divided into two equal parts and Vice President Kamala Harris has a decisive vote, so any anti-Democrats may allow Republicans to change the bill.
Second Order of the Democratic Bench, said Senator Dick Turbin CNN Republicans could introduce amendments describing it as “death.”
Expectation for discussions about Pitton’s trigger package, which includes 4 1,400 checks
Republican minority leader Mitch McConnell has expressed hope that he will retain his opposition to a bill that would be considered an excessive public expense.
“This is not a recipe for a safe reopening of the United States. Democrats promised almost a year ago: use the crisis to promote unrelated liberal policies,” McConnell wrote on Twitter.
But the amendments will not be purely Republican. Senator Bernie Sanders has proposed raising the minimum wage to $ 15 an hour.
Under the plan, Biden’s top legislative priority includes checks for 4,400 U.S. taxpayers, expanding unemployment benefits in August, increasing child tax revenues and funding businesses, state and local governments.
In addition, it includes $ 130 billion in support to help schools and universities fully reopen, $ 30 billion in allocations to tenants and landowners to cover economic losses, and $ 160 billion in development, distribution and vaccine-related needs.