House coronavirus bill may be in trouble in the Senate

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The examination is characterized as one of the biggest problems of the coronavirus response so far.

“The challenge is to appreciate that the Senate could be the face of the adoption of this bill.”

These were the words of a senior Republican source about how hard the road may be, to inform the Senate the house of representatives and approve a massive coronavirus measure. There is a school of thought that the Senate could take the bill to the house-and pass it on-the-spot. But honestly, the lot is, of course, much more difficult than that.


In fact, there are some technical problems in the preparation of the coronavirus legislation that requires to pass the house, the bill once again – perhaps with a skeleton staff later this week. More on this in a moment.

The house with an overwhelming majority of the emergency coronavirus package in the early hours of Saturday morning, after more than 20 phone calls between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minister of Finance, Steve Mnuchin approved.


“What made it difficult is, we were never all in the same room,” said a source.

In other words, social distance contributed to a problem in the drafting of the legislation and the trading with offers. Usually, the sides lock themselves in a room and go around the table. But in the age of the coronavirus.

This prompted dozens upon dozens of phone calls between Pelosi, Mnuchin, the other officials in the Ministry of Finance, the White house and Republican congressional leaders, house committees, legislative counsel, et al. You get the idea.

Do not forget, that President Woodrow Wilson contracted the Spanish flu in 1919. Wilson’s battle with the flu, distracted almost, the Treaty of Versailles to end world war I. In other words, there is precedent for pandemics, the design of the curve of the negotiations on some of the most important things in politics.

So, the way to passage in the Senate? Unclear – even if 140 house GOPers voted for the plan in a spirit hour vote Saturday morning, and President Trump tweeted his support for it – only a few hours after the close of the legislation.

Maybe Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was prescient about the potential problems in the Senate with this bill. To speak to McConnell bolted from the Capitol in the middle of the afternoon Thursday Pelosi and Mnuchin more. There was no clear route to happen, coronavirus bill on Thursday afternoon. There was no invoice. And, it is the house took an additional 34 hours to Assembly of the Corona-Virus package.

But Pelosi and Mnuchin would not continue to negotiate in the night on Thursday and all day Friday it had been to have a deal.

So, if the Senate blocked finally adjourned on Thursday in a procedural vote at 5:30 PM et Monday – with respect to FISA. This is the controversial surveillance programme, over the weekend. Yep. Nothing in terms of (at this point) possible coronavirus bill. In fact, the vote on Monday FISA tied in the Senate, two parliamentary steps away from actually reauthorizing FISA. In the Senate language, a motion to invoke cloture is on the motion to the FISA bill. In layman’s terms, that is, the Senate needs to break a filibuster (60 years), just to start debate on FISA. If 60 senators vote Yes, and there is no other contract, and they don’t do it to start through the book, then the Senate to formally debate, until late in the night on Tuesday FISA. Another procedural vote would be required to wrap later in the week, to the whole debate. Just then, the Senate would be able to vote on FISA and move to the house of coronavirus bill.

That is, if you do it by the book. And Fox is said and done, there are many senators who want to change the house coronavirus bill.

We start with the status of the FISA package. Attorney General Bill Barr came to Capitol Hill last Monday night to negotiate a final version with the House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and the members of the conservative liberty Caucus. The sides, forged a cross-party Pact with Pelosi and other Democrats. The house approved the FISA renewal. And then President Trump tweeted that “Many Republican senators do you want me to Veto the FISA bill until we find out what happened and who illegally tried to “coup” the duly elected President of the United States, and others!” But McCarthy Friday night, he expected, this indicates that Mr Trump to sign FISA, it got through the Senate.

In other words, if the Senate wrap up FISA can quickly, only then the senators can advance to the coronavirus bill. But if FISA is stalled, who knows.

A top assistant McConnell by e-Mail Capitol Hill press corps, after the house finished the vote in the early hours of Saturday morning. The researcher observed that it would take the cooperation of the 100 senators, the coronavirus-invoice – regardless of the FISA. But, since the house still needs to fix the problem with his own statement, McConnell suggested Sunday evening that he would wait until the house confirms, once again, that the measure.

A senior House Democratic aide expected to pass the house, the revised version of the bill by unanimous consent this week – as long as no objects. An objection of any legislator, the bill would block in the house and demand that all members of the house, back to Washington.

You may remember an episode last spring, where to move the house a $trying to help 19.1 billion disaster measure, areas devastated by hurricanes and floods. The house hoped, okay, the plan over the unanimous consent, because the municipalities needed funding. But on three different occasions, Reps. Chip Roy (R-TX), Thomas Massie (R-KY) and John Rose (R-TN) all objected to. The delay in the bill, forcing the house to vote on the package about a week later.


You can ask to get in the way of the actual coronavirus bill through the Senate. Well, it is the precedent for the legislature’s swift approval of the disaster blocked account. Many of the 40 house Republicans that were against the measure, on Saturday morning, she complained only a few minutes to read the coronavirus bill text. And to know the time, no one really the cost of the measure. It is anywhere from tens of billions of dollars to the hundreds of billions of dollars.

“We don’t know, because we know that the coronavirus-model said,” a source.

The world has never witnessed a modern pandemic, such as coronavirus. So any attempt errand is a dollar figure that is, at this stage, potentially, a fool’s.

Note that the coronavirus should be bill, was the simple statement. You can see how complicated and error-prone other bills could be. Industrial Rescue Packages. Increase in the wages. To pay back. Strengthened social programs. A recalibration of the health system. Oh, and not to forget the impending problems with the re-insurance.

You what to say?

Here we have a big event that upends the economy and forcing the cancellation of virtually everything. As we saw after 9/11, it can be hard to stay for some of the current insurer, the solvent due to the large payouts. Therefore, insurance companies to decide the risk to another insurer. Something to reduce the risk. Complicated? You Bet.

It is really unclear which way the Senate may. with the coronavirus fairs this week Or, perhaps, there is bleeding in the next week.

And that is the Problem. Some will argue, Congress must act – and quickly. Others will protest that the bill(s) are too large. To Massively. The Congress should slow down.

“All of this needs to be sorted out as usual on Tuesday at noon,” said a source, referring to the typical policy lunch on Capitol Hill. Every Tuesday, all of the Republicans are pushing in the Mike Mansfield room in the Capitol for lunch. The Democrats are in the Lyndon B. Johnson room.

Yes. Business as usual, apparently. Senators are pooling together in the same room over lunch, no less.

“We really only need to these guys out of the building before all of the sick,” said one of the helpers.

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