UPDATE: Text of the provisions has been added below.
As previously reported, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came back to Washington D.C. last night after a week long recess and blew up days of emergency relief work done by the Senate. She wants to write her own far left bill and now we know what will be in it.
According to a source close to the process on Capitol Hill, in order to move forward with any kind of relief package, Pelosi and her far-left Democrat caucus will demand the following be included:
-Publication of corporate pay statistics by race and race statistics for all corporate boards
-A bail out on all current debt at the Postal Service
-Required early voting
-Required same day voter registration
-Provisions on official time for union collective bargaining
-Full offset of airline emissions by 2025
-Publication and reporting of greenhouse gas statistics for individual flights
-Retirement plans for community newspaper employees
-Federal $15 minimum wage
-Permanent paid leave
-Study on climate change mitigation efforts
The provisions will apply to the companies and business rescued by the bill.
Guy reported on the initial details of what Pelosi's demands would be earlier, which were confirmed by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor. Republican Senator Tom Cotton and Congressman Dan Crenshaw also backed up the details.
This report is correct. Pelosi & Schumer are willing to risk your life, your job, your retirement savings for a radical, left-wing wish list that has nothing to do with this virus. Disgraceful. https://t.co/le9jlTB4KH— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) March 23, 2020
I can confirm this. This is what Democrats torpedoed the rescue package for.— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) March 23, 2020
This will go down as one of the most cynical, disgusting, malevolent actions in history. Millions are losing jobs while they play these games. https://t.co/SUCtYxmXGo
A vote on the current package, which was worked through in the Senate in previously bipartisan fashion, was blocked by Democrats earlier today.
Things are about as tense on the Senate floor as I have seen them in years. Probably back to the mid-1990s.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 23, 2020
Senate Democrats are voting en masse against the procedural motion on the coronavirus bill. It will fail for the second time in two days. SCHUMER says he’s negotiating with the Trump administration.— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) March 23, 2020
Down right now down 500 points, or 2.6%
Democrats just blocked it again. https://t.co/sMeIaLCxmy— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) March 23, 2020