BREAKING: Final coronavirus stimulus bill omits several Pelosi wish list items, but keeps a big one IN

MARCH 25, 2020

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The long-awaited Senate vote on the coronavirus stimulus compromise bill is finally imminent Wednesday night, Fox News is told, and the final bill text now circulating on Capitol Hill omits a slew of items from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s version of the legislation.

Although nothing is definite yet, the Senate is expected to begin debating an amendment from Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., shortly. The amendment would bar people from getting more from new unemployment benefits than they would have received on the job; the amendment would need 60 votes and is expected to fail.

The article goes on to state the following:

Gone are mentions of mandatory early voting, requirements that federal agencies review their usage of “minority banks,” and provisions curbing airlines’ carbon emissions — a Pelosi wish list item that even Saikat Chakrabarti, the former chief of staff to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and an author of the Green New Deal, called “ridiculous.”

RNC spokesperson Liz Harrington tweeted copies of pages from the bill and wrote: What’s not in the Senate’s bipartisan coronavirus bill, Pelosi’s outrageous wish list..

0 mentions of “diversity”
0 mentions of “emissions”
0 mentions of “early voting”
0 mentions of “climate change”

However, Fox News noted that the final version of the bill does still include $25 million to be allocated for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and noted that President Trump explained at the press briefing Wednesday that some concessions were necessary in order to get Democrats to help pass the bill.

The Kennedy Center posted a statement on Twitter Wednesday, expressing their appreciation for the $25 million windfall.

Earlier this week, Harrington tweeted a video of Sen. Ted Cruz calling out Democrats for trying to insert non-coronavirus-related items into the bill.

“Preach it, Ted! “What in the hell does a windmill have to do with this crisis?”” she wrote.

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