The U.S. House of Representatives is working to pass a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package later today, but they are running into a few obstacles along the way. Most recently, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene attempted to delay a vote on the latest relief package. While unsuccessful, she did push the work of House back nearly 45 minutes.
"I just made a motion to adjourn to stop Congress from passing the $1.9 trillion dollar massive woke progressive Democrat wish list. The GOP has messaged against this ridiculous bill," she tweeted shortly after attempting to scrap the vote altogether.
This is not the first time that Greene has attempted to delay the vote. Previously, she motioned to adjourn the House from passing the COVID-19 relief package. Her motion to adjourn was denied by 18 Republicans and the bill was passed through the House. This time around, an overwhelming number of Democrats and 40 Republicans denied her motion to adjourn. Her tactics appear to bother many of her colleagues. Rep. Jim McGovern said that Greene's actions were an "unconscionable" attempt to “delay getting aid to the people, including their constituents, who are in desperate need."
If passed through the Senate and House, the COVID-19 relief package will offer $1,400 payouts, COVID-19 vaccine resources and much more. Also, the COVID-19 relief package will offer support for Black farmers. Led by Sen. Raphael Warnock, the Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act offers $5 billion in relief for Black farmers.
“We are one more important step closer to bringing emergency debt relief to Black, Native American and other Farmers of Color in this country,” National Black Farmers Association John Boyd Jr. said about the act.
The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package will likely be passed later today before hitting the Senate later this week.
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