Monday, February 8, 2021

6 Things to Know About Democrats’ COVID-19 Package; GOP to Hammer Democrats on School Reopenings in Bid to Win Back Suburban Voters, and other C-Virus Updates

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6 Things to Know About Democrats’ COVID-19 Package:
Democrats are poised to use Senate rules to pass a mostly partisan COVID-19 “stimulus” package, despite President Joe Biden’s appearing to be open to Republicans’ concerns earlier in the week about spending too much.
The House and Senate each passed separate spending measures Friday, and the legislation will go to a conference committee including members of both chambers. Biden has called for Congress to act quickly.
The Senate is using the so-called reconciliation process to push through what it calls the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion package that goes well beyond relief for the pandemic.
The details of the legislation haven’t been settled, but some on the left flank of the Democrats are pushing for expansive elements of the Green New Deal, universal basic income, and a public option for health insurance. --->READ MORE HERE
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GOP to Hammer Democrats on School Reopenings in Bid to Win Back Suburban Voters:
Schools in many cities remain closed to in-person instruction despite a growing body of opinion from public health experts that there is little danger if proper precautions are taken.
School closings have become a hot political issue as most of the cities where schools remain closed are run by Democrats and the teachers unions — supporting Democrats almost exclusively — continue fighting to keep the schools shuttered.
Republicans believe it could become a potent issue in 2022 with much of the opposition to keeping the schools closed coming from suburban families. They see their child’s future success melting away as kids who rely on remote learning fall further behind those already attending class. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories and resources:

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USA TODAY: Coronavirus Updates

WSJ: Coronavirus Live Updates

YAHOO NEWS: Coronavirus Live Updates

NEW YORK POST: Coronavirus The Latest

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