Biden’s list named Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi and Reps. Kevin McCarthy of California, Elise Stefanik of New York, Beth Van Duyne of Texas, Greg Pence of Indiana, Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington, Troy Balderson of Ohio and Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio as lawmakers who have touted the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.
Repeticiones. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, Alex Mooney of West Virginia and Nicole Malliotakis of New York have touted the grants to community health centers in their districts, according to Biden’s list, and Reps. Lee Zeldin of New York and Andrew Garbarino of New York have touted the New York Subway and Long Island Railroad funding included in the law.
The names were visible in photos taken during the speech from the moment Biden held up the list toward the crowd.
The Covid-19 relief law also included direct payments to Americans worth up to $ 1,400 per person; a $ 300 federal boost to weekly jobless payments; $ 350 billion to states, gobiernos locales, territories and tribes; roughly $ 20 billion to state and local governments to help low-income households cover back rent; rent assistance and utility bills; beefed up tax credits for families and certain low-income workers for 2021; $ 125 billion to public K-12 schools to help students return to the classroom’ made federal premium subsidies for Affordable Care Act policies more generous; y $ 14 billion for researching, developing, distributing, administering and strengthening confidence in vaccines.
Democrats were able to pass the legislation without Republican support using the budget reconciliation process, which allows lawmakers to bypass the 60-vote threshold typically required for ending debate on the Senate floor and moving legislation forward. Instead only a simple majority is needed to end debate.
Democrats currently control exactly 50 seats in the 100-seat chamber, and Vice President Kamala Harris holds the tie-breaking vote in her capacity as Senate president. Since every Democrat voted for the measure in the Senate, it was enough votes to use the reconciliation process to pass the legislation.
The White House is now turning to Biden’s next legislative priorities: the American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan.
Negotiations between the White House and Republican lawmakers have been intensifying in recent weeks over the infrastructure proposal, and Republicans on Thursday offered another counterproposal.
Biden had initially proposed a $ 2.25 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan that would rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure and shift the country to more green energy. The White House later came down on that price tag to $ 1.7 trillón, and Republicans on Thursday countered with a $ 928 billion offer.