No sooner than Texas Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D) accused Senate Republicans of pushing a Coronavirus stimulus “slush fund” and that “Texans deserver better from Senator John Cornyn (R) ” for his “Blah Blah Blah” tweet in response to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s assertion that Senate Republican Coronavirus stimulus bill included “huge bailouts” for corporations, Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced her new stimulus bill that offers funding for what Republicans call liberal pork-barrel projects.
One of the items Speaker Pelosi’s bill offers is the funding of the infamous “Obamaphone” program that provides discounted cell phones and services for low-income Americans.
In addition, the Garcia-supported Pelosi bill is also said to fund the U.S. Postal Service union pension and a “Cash For Clunkers” program where the federal government purchases planes from ailing airlines.
Here is a liberal “Wish list” the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) says that Pelosi wants to saddle the Coronavirus stimulus effort:
Shortly after Senate Democrats blocked the funding bill, again, Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) took to the Senate floor to express his outrage over Senate Democrats blocking a second funding bill to combat the deadly disease.
“Today, 102 Americans died while the Democrats blocked consideration of this bill,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said at one point. “One Texan died while this chamber decided not to show up for work and do their job.”
Texans deserve better from Senator @JohnCornyn. The economic stimulus package shouldn’t be a slush fund for big corporations and the wealthiest in America.
— Rep. Sylvia Garcia (@RepSylviaGarcia) March 23, 2020
As Senate Democrats continue blocking legislation that would help Americans during this unprecedented shut down of the country because of the spreading Coronavirus pandemic, some 43,963 cases have been reported with 560 confirmed deaths.