Monday, August 15, 2022

Rashida Tlaib Kept up to $100,000 in Rental Income During Pandemic While Calling for Rent Cancellation; 158 House Members Proxy Voted for $700 Billion ‘Inflation Reduction’ Act, and other C-Virus related stories

Rashida Tlaib Kept up to $100,000 in Rental Income During Pandemic While Calling for Rent Cancellation:
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) kept up to $100,000 in rental income during the coronavirus pandemic despite calling on Congress to cancel rent, according to her most recent financial disclosures.
Tlaib’s financial disclosure report, released Thursday, showed she received anywhere from $15,001 to $50,000 in rental income in 2021, Fox News reported. Tlaib received this rental income from a Detroit property she owns.
Her rental income from 2021 is on top of the $15,001 to $50,000 she already reported for 2020, bringing her total rental income throughout the pandemic to anywhere from $30,000 to $100,000.
However, while the Michigan congresswoman was collecting a steady flow of rent checks, she was at the forefront of a progressive movement in Congress to cancel rent and mortgage payments during the pandemic.
Tlaib, along with fellow “Squad” members Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), cosponsored Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) bill to “institute a nationwide cancellation of rents and home mortgage payments through the duration of the coronavirus pandemic” at the start of the pandemic in early 2020. --->READ MORE HERE
158 House Members Proxy Voted for $700 Billion ‘Inflation Reduction’ Act:
The House of Representatives on Friday voted to pass the $700 billion “Inflation Reduction” Act, which would not reduce inflation, and 158 of the lawmakers voted by proxy.
The 158 lawmakers decided to vote by proxy at a time when there has been controversy surrounding the capability, as the Senate still required its members to vote in person.
House members have been allowed to vote by proxy, which means that one member of the House can cast a vote on behalf of an absent member. This type of voting started in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
But, instead of the proxy voting capability in the House ending as the coronavirus pandemic has improved around the country, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has extended it multiple times, citing the “public health emergency.”
As the Clerk of the House’s website has stated:
Pursuant to House Resolution 8 and the covered period designated by the Speaker on Monday, January 4, 2021, the Office of the Clerk is verifying and making available certain letters designating, changing, and revoking the authority for remote voting by proxy. Members designated as proxies may only cast votes on behalf of other Members once they have received separate exact instruction with respect to each vote.
Breitbart News reported on Friday before the final votes that the Clerk of the House had 190 members’ proxy letters submitted at the time, while the night before there were 175 letters submitted. These numbers changed throughout the night and day as members filed new proxy letters or filed to terminate their previous ones. --->READ MORE HERE
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