Senator Bernie Sanders said Sunday that Democrats have the necessary votes to pass President Biden’s $ 1.9 trillion COVID relief bill.
Video from Sen. Sanders on ABCs this week:
When asked if Democrats have the votes to pass the laws without help from Republicans, he said, “Yes, I think we’re doing this because I have a hard time imagining a Democrat from any state he or she may come from whom does not understand the need to act aggressively now to protect the working families of this country. Look, we’re all going to have disagreements. This is a $ 1.9 trillion bill. I have differences and concerns about this bill. But at the end of the day we’re going to support the President of the United States, and we’re going to move forward, and we’re going to do what the overwhelming majority of Americans want us to do. The survey is overwhelming. Republicans, Democrats, Independents. You know that. “
Sen. Sanders is correct. All mainstream media dealing with Joe Manchin is over the top. It might take some improvement to keep some Senators happy on the Democratic side, but Senator Manchin knows the people of his state need pandemic help and he won’t be voting against it.
Democrats have the votes. The Senate will begin approving President Biden’s proposal this week. It will not take the House time to pass the bill and it will go to the President’s desk for signature as the American people will have the real help and relief they have needed for months.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association