By: Nathaniel Ballantyne
(TrueNewsBlog) – Republicans control the United States Senate therefore get to decide which bill get a vote on the floor. But on January 5, Georgians can vote for two democrats Rev. RAPHAEL WARNOCK and JON OSSOFF, that would give control of the senate to democrats.
Georgians have an incredible opportunity to start 2021 off with a fresh start: by electing Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock as the next U.S. Senators from Georgia.
These races will decide whether or not the Biden administration will be able to provide critical pandemic relief to the American people, fill key Cabinet positions, and make meaningful progress on issues like health care, race relations and the economy.
With control of the Senate in the hands of Republicans, Mitch McConnell can block all of the Covid -19 relief Americans need just like he blocked the $2,000 Covid relief payment to Americans.
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, Republican from Kentucky dealt a likely death blow to President Donald Trump’s bid to boost coronavirus aid to Americans, declining to schedule a swift Senate vote on a bill to raise relief checks to $2,000 from $600.
McConnell said on the Senate floor that a bill passed by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, which sought to meet fellow Republican Trump’s demands for bigger checks, “has no realistic path to quickly pass the Senate.”
McConnell, who controls the Senate’s agenda and opposes the increase in aid, had introduced a competing bill combining the $2,000 checks with provisions unacceptable to Democrats, who could block it.
With a new Congress set to be sworn in on Sunday, the action appears all but certain to kill the effort to increase the amount of the $600 checks Congress has already approved.
Democrats have insisted the aid is for people in dire need of help in the face of a health crisis that has killed nearly 340,000 people in the United States, but McConnell complained the checks were not targeted to need.
“Let folks vote. Mitch McConnell has the ability to do that … He simply is unwilling to do that and the American people are going to be hurt,” Democratic Senator Gary Peters told CNN.