House passes 1.9 trillion bailout bill, all Republican lawmakers oppose

In the early morning hours of February 27, the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted 219 to 212 to pass the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion Epidemic relief package.

All Republican lawmakers, and two Democrats (Kurt Schrader of Oregon and Jared Golden of Maine), voted against the package.

Republicans pointed out that less than 9 percent of the $1.9 trillion in funding went directly to fighting the epidemic.

House Minority Leader KEVIN MCCARTHY: “We looked at these monies and less than nine percent, less than nine percent, of the money is used to fight the virus. So don’t call it a relief bill, don’t call it a bailout bill.”

House Minority Leader McCarthy said the plan is designed to achieve a leftist agenda.

House Minority Leader KEVIN MCCARTHY: “The swamp is back. Every day since Jan. 20, Democrats have sided with their special interest allies while ignoring the real needs of the American people.”

President Joe Biden on Saturday urged the Senate to act quickly to pass the bill.

President Biden: “We don’t have Time to waste. If we act decisively, quickly and boldly now, we can finally defeat this virus.”

Previously Biden had publicly stated that there was nothing he could do about the trend of the outbreak.

In Biden’s first month in office, the number of deaths in the United States from the Chinese Communist virus rose by 100,000. The Institute for health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) estimates that the number of U.S. deaths could rise by more than 90,000 more by June 1.

As of Feb. 27, there were nearly 29.15 million people infected with the disease in the United States, with more than 523,000 deaths.