Category: Passes

House Passes $3 Trillion, 1,815-Page Coronavirus Bill
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House Passes $3 Trillion, 1,815-Page Coronavirus Bill

The House passed Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) $3 trillion, 1,815-page phase four coronavirus legislation on Friday. The House passed H.R. 6800, the Heroes Act, with 208 votes in favor of the bill and 199 votes against the measure. Before the vote, House Democrats blocked Rep. Denver Riggleman’s (R-VA) motion to recommit. The motion, if passed…

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House Passes Coronavirus Bill, Pelosi Held Small Business as Leverage
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House Passes Coronavirus Bill, Pelosi Held Small Business as Leverage

The House passed legislation on Thursday that would extend aid to small businesses and hospitals after Democrats waited two weeks to pass the legislation during the coronavirus outbreak. The House passed Senate Amendment 1580 to H.R. 266, which would extend aid to small businesses, hospitals, and additional coronavirus testing. The House voted overwhelmingly for the…

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House passes COVID-19 relief package to replenish PPP loan funding
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House passes COVID-19 relief package to replenish PPP loan funding

On Thursday, the House passed the newest federal stimulus package aimed at providing financial relief for businesses and institutions hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. The bill lingered in the Senate for two weeks of debates, with Republicans seeking to pass a less comprehensive version of the legislation and Democrats working to weave other funding…

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Senate passes new $484 billion relief bill to replenish small business loans, fund hospitals and testing
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Senate passes new $484 billion relief bill to replenish small business loans, fund hospitals and testing

A new federal aid package designed to provide economic relief to businesses still immobilized by the coronavirus just passed in the Senate. The $484 billion in total aid passed after two weeks of negotiations between Republicans, who wanted to press additional small business funding forward without much reevaluation, and Democrats, who were eventually able to…

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Senate passes ‘rip and replace’ bill to remove old Huawei and ZTE equipment from networks
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Senate passes ‘rip and replace’ bill to remove old Huawei and ZTE equipment from networks

The U.S. Senate today voted unanimously to pass the Secure and Trusted Telecommunications Networks Act. Written as a response to recent concerns around Chinese hardware manufacturers, the bill would ban purchase of telecom equipment from embattled Chinese manufactures like Huawei and ZTE. H.R. 4998, which passed the House last December, would also include $1 billion…

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House Passes Uighur Bill Urging Sanctions on Chinese Officials – Breitbart
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House Passes Uighur Bill Urging Sanctions on Chinese Officials – Breitbart

Washington (AFP) – The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to toughen Washington’s position against China regarding its treatment of minority Uighurs, calling on President Donald Trump to apply sanctions against senior Chinese officials. The Uighur Act of 2019 condemns Beijing’s “gross human rights violations” linked to the crackdown in the western region of…

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Senate Passes Bill to Extend 9/11 Victims Fund, Heads to Trump’s Desk
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Senate Passes Bill to Extend 9/11 Victims Fund, Heads to Trump’s Desk

After months of contentious debate and speaking directly with first responders, the Senate passed a bill Tuesday that ensured the 9/11 Victims’ Compensation Fund for those affected by the September 11, 2001 terror attacks will never run out of money. With a 97-2 vote, lawmakers sent the bipartisan bill named “The Never Forget the Heroes:…

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House Passes Resolution to Condemn Trump’s ‘Racist’ Tweets, 240-187
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House Passes Resolution to Condemn Trump’s ‘Racist’ Tweets, 240-187

The House passed a resolution to condemn what Democrats say were President Trump’s “racist” tweets Tuesday afternoon, 240-187. After hours of debate and fallout from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) controversial remarks on the House floor, lawmakers voted to pass the resolution condemning Trump’s remarks as “racist.” After a lengthy parliamentary battle, the House votes…

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