Skip to comments.Hoyer says House expects to pass Coronavirus bill on Friday
Posted on 03/25/2020 10:27:57 PM PDT by Nero Germanicus
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced late Wednesday night that he expects the chamber will pass an economic relief bill in response to the coronavirus later in the week in a way that wont require all members to travel back to Washington.
Hoyer wrote in a letter to colleagues that he expects the House will pass the legislation on Friday morning by voice vote.
Many lawmakers are fearful of having to travel back and forth between Washington and their communities, as well as congregate with each other in the Capitol.
But they are also under pressure to quickly act on the $2 trillion legislation that the Senate unanimously passed late Wednesday that provides individual checks to Americans, boosts unemployment insurance payments and provides financial assistance to businesses.
Hoyer said that the passage by voice vote would still allow members who want to show up to the House floor in person on Friday morning to express their positions on the legislation.
In order to protect the safety of Members and staff and prevent further spread of COVID-19 through Members travel, the Republican Leader and I expect that the House vote on final passage will be done by voice vote," Hoyer wrote. "Members who want to come to the House Floor to debate this bill will be able to do so."
Hoyer said that he and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) are figuring out a way for members unable to travel to still express their positions from afar.
In addition, we are working to ensure that those who are unable to return to Washington may express their views on this legislation remotely. My office will send out information tomorrow with those details, Hoyer said.
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Friday. Not Thursday. Get the lube ready, America.
Ping me when hunting season opens up on ‘rats and rinos. I’m in.
This will pass pretty much on a party line basis in the House. The opposing R's will be painted as heartless.
When the bill goes to “Conference” to resolve the differences between the Senate and House versions, much of the non virus related pork will have to stay or the bill will bog down and the R's will again look as heartless bastards.
I’m surprised they’re staying in Washington until Friday.
No Liberal Goodies. We will fight Evil right now.
Awfully white of him.
Heard Senate got hell out of Dodge until April 20th.
Pelosi going to hold bill hostage until then??
Why is it the House can figure out a way to vote without being in the Capitol building but the Senate couldn’t do a rules change to allow remote voting??
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It looks like they are going to do a voice vote on Friday. They will give anybody who wants to complain about certain provisions time to do that but the vote will be on the Senate version exactly as is. Republican minority leader McCarthy and Majority Leader Hoyer are working out the details for the procedures on Friday’s vote.
With Dems like these it is all about them and their priorities even if Americans Suffer. Why the Kennedy Center needs more money don't you know - And Illegal Aliens too!
Friday's vote is on the final bill and then it gets signed into law. It has a few goodies for Pelosi including unionization provisions, but no windmills or solar-powered airlines.
No, the bill is final as passed by the Senate. She got a few goodies and that's all she will get.
Surely Granny Wine Box can stretch out the extortion for a few more weeks..
It's a kabuki dance for the peasants.
Welcome to The Show.
Fortunately, President Trump is a Master of The Show.
Friday as opposed to early Monday, 4 days of the ‘D’emons trying to use a good crisis to ram their wish list down our throats!
REMEMBER TO REMEMBER the 23rd of March when the Democrats sought to kill the NATION in revenge on that very bad Orange Man!
Yep. Get off the news cycle
Too bad one of the members doesn’t demand a roll call vote, or require a quorum count. This vote should definitely be recorded.
Take your time, Steny.. We ain’t got an election for a few months .
Go have some of Nanny’s B-day cake.. a nice big slice of EatCrapUSA!! ‘pound sand’ cake..
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