Sunday, March 6, 2022

Senate Passes Resolution to End Federal COVID State of Emergency ... After ... Senate Democrats Fail to Stop GOP Resolution to Lift COVID-19 State of Emergency, and other C-Virus related stories

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Senate passes resolution to end federal COVID state of emergency:
Senate lawmakers passed a resolution Thursday to end the federal COVID state of emergency, voting strictly along party lines 48-47 with Republicans voting in favor of the measure and Democrats against.
The resolution was introduced last month by Sen. Roger Marshall, Kansas Republican and co-sponsored by Republican Sens. Mike Braun of Indiana, Mike Lee of Utah, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Rick Scott of Florida and Steve Daines of Montana.
The five non-voting senators were two Republicans — James Inhofe of Oklahoma and Richard Burr of North Carolina — and three Democrats — Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein of California and Mark Kelly of Arizona.
Under the National Emergencies Act, Congress can discontinue a national state of emergency by voting on a disapproval resolution. --->READ MORE HERE
Senate Democrats fail to stop GOP resolution to lift COVID-19 state of emergency:
Senate Republicans successfully passed a resolution to end the national state of emergency declaration from 2020 set in response to the coronavirus pandemic amid growing sentiment among the public that it’s time to accept the virus as part of the new normal.
The resolution to end the pandemic emergency declaration passed by a vote of 48 to 47 along party lines after Democrats, who need Vice President Kamala Harris to break ties in the 50-50 Senate, failed to get enough members to stop it. The measure is not expected to pass the Democratic-controlled House in order to make it to President Joe Biden’s desk for approval.
“The American people are worn out and yearning to be free,” said Sen. Roger Marshall, a Kansas Republican who is leading the measure. “The robust powers emergency declaration provides the federal government are no longer necessary, and Congress must debate and ultimately repeal them in order to begin the process of unwinding the powers the government took hold of during the peak of the crisis.” --->READ MORE HERE
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