Nancy Pelosi confused millions of Americans Tuesday when she bizarrely claimed that Joe Biden’s CoVID stimulus package is “cutting poverty rates for Black Americans by 42%” just days after anyone received a check.
“Help is Here! The #AmericanRescuePlan takes historic action to lift ~12M Americans out of poverty. We are cutting poverty rates for Black Americans by 42% and Latinos by 39%!” posted Pelosi on Twitter.
Help Is Here! The #AmericanRescuePlan takes historic action to lift ~12M Americans out of poverty. We are cutting poverty rates for Black Americans by 42% and Latinos by 39%!
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) March 30, 2021
Original Story: March 10th, 2021
From Fox News:
The vote was 220 to 211 in the House. No Republicans voted “yes” on the legislation that Democrats say is needed to crush the pandemic, rebuild the economy and to lift children out of poverty.
“The American people have been calling on us to deliver relief and to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., the chair of the House Committee on Education and Labor that helped author the legislation. “Today we come together to send a resounding message that help is on the way.”
The bill means more money in Americans’ pockets is on the horizon. The “American Rescue Plan” calls for $1,400 stimulus checks for individuals earning up to $75,000 and $2,800 checks for couples earning $150,000 or under. Households will receive an additional $1,400 for each dependent child.
For the unemployed, the legislation extends $300-per-week enhanced federal benefits through Sept. 6 and allows the first $10,200 of jobless benefits to be tax-free to households with incomes under $150,000.
And unlike past coronavirus relief bills, this legislation establishes a “child allowance” worth upwards of $300 per month for each child under the age of six, or $3,600 a year. For older children up to age 17, families would get $3,000 a year in the new child tax credit program.
Read the full report here.
FANCY NANCY on SHUTDOWN: ‘This is an Opportunity, Every Crisis Is!’
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi spoke with reporters during her weekly press briefing Thursday morning; saying the Coronavirus is a good “opportunity” to increase Americans access to “care and credit.”
“We have to open the economy, we have to do so in a way that gives more opportunity for access to care, to credit, to opportunity in our country… This is an opportunity, every crisis is!” said Speaker Pelosi.
Yes, you heard that correctly.
Speaker Pelosi just claimed that “every crisis is” an opportunity. pic.twitter.com/e9sUnhAkDj
— GOP (@GOP) May 27, 2020
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy confirmed this week that Congressional Republicans have filed a lawsuit to stop Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “unconstitutional proxy voting scheme” during the Coronavirus pandemic.
“I just filed a lawsuit in federal court to overturn Speaker Pelosi’s unconstitutional proxy voting scheme. It could allow as few as 20 Representatives to control the votes of 220. This is NOT the representative democracy our Founders envisioned or what our Constitution allows,” posted McCarthy on Twitter.
I just filed a lawsuit in federal court to overturn Speaker Pelosi’s unconstitutional proxy voting scheme.
It could allow as few as 20 Representatives to control the votes of 220. This is NOT the representative democracy our Founders envisioned or what our Constitution allows.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) May 26, 2020
“This week, House Democrats will break over 230 years of precedent and allow Members of Congress to vote by proxy on the House floor,” McCarthy wrote in a separate statement. “This is not simply arcane parliamentary procedure. It is a brazen violation of the Constitution, a dereliction of our duty as elected officials, and would silence the American people’s voice during a crisis.”
Watch Pelosi’s comments above.
FANCY NANCY: GOP ‘Dr. Seuss Approach Didn’t Work’, So They’re ‘Changing the Subject’ to the Border
Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed the concerns of millions of Americans Thursday when discussing the crisis at the southern border; saying Republicans were “changing the subject” from Dr. Seuss.
“I guess their Dr. Seuss approach didn’t work for them. Now they have to change the subject,” Pelosi said to reporters Thursday
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy disagrees.
“Health and Human Services reported they are taking in 321 children a day, up from the weekly average of 203 just a few weeks ago,” McCarthy said.
He added: “On Monday I’m going to the border. I’m taking 12 members with me … working on trying to find a solution. But we know the solution is quite easy, because most of this is all caused by Biden’s actions just in a short timeframe.”
“The frustration of taking away the minority’s right for a motion to recommit. It’s been more than 100 years. The idea that now we sit where members, do they even come up and show for work because of proxies,” McCarthy continued. “Committee staff and committee work isn’t even produced. A schedule that’s never kept to, that she could — that you think you’re gonna have a district work period and the next day they say no, we’re taking that back.”
Read the full report at Fox News.