Daily Archives: December 29, 2020

Sen. Kaine Calls For Senate Action On Stimulus Check Increase | Katy Tur | MSNBC


Published on Dec 29, 2020

Sen. Tim Kaine voiced his support for an increase to $2,000 for stimulus payments for Americans, calling on Republicans to “vote on what the president wants.” Aired on 12/29/2020.

Stacey Abrams: GOP Senators Have Not Stood Up To Sen. McConnell | Morning Joe | MSNBC


Dec 28, 2020

Stacey Abrams of Fair Fight Action
joins Morning Joe to discuss the Democrats’ closing message in Georgia ahead of the highly-anticipated Senate runoff elections in January. Aired on 12/28/2020.

Bernie Sanders Slams Mitch McConnell On Stimulus Checks


Dec 29, 2020

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blocked a proposal from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for a Senate vote on a bill for direct payments of $2,000 for Americans.

Bernie Sanders Urges Senate to Raise Stimulus Checks to $2,000 | NowThis

NowThis News
Dec 29, 2020

‘It is now time for the Senate to step up to the plate’ — Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke in defense of raising stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000 after the House voted with an overwhelming majority to do so.

Small Towns And COVID-19: How Politics Can Cost Health Care Workers And Lives : NPR

Top U.S. & World Headlines — December 29, 2020

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Dec 29, 2020

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Joseph Stiglitz on the Pandemic Economy & Why He Backs Sanders’ Filibuster for $2000 Stimulus Checks

Democracy Now!

Dec 29, 2020

The House of Representatives has voted to approve a measure that would increase stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000, sending the bill to the Senate, where its fate is uncertain. Independent Senator Bernie Sanders has said he will filibuster to delay an override on President Trump’s veto of this year’s $740 billion defense spending bill unless the Senate also holds a vote on the $2,000 checks. At least 12 Republicans would need to join with the Senate’s 48 Democrats to reach the necessary 60 votes to approve the increased payments. Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is standing in the way of not just expanded stimulus payments, but a whole range of policies he has refused to bring to the floor of the Senate. “We think of ourselves as a democracy, but this one person has blocked the ability of the Senate to go on record of saying whether they’re for or against a whole variety of measures that large numbers of Americans think are important,” Stiglitz says. He also discusses the global economic crisis.

BBC – Global News Podcast – 28 December 2020