A group of Republican attorneys general has threatened legal action against President Joe Biden’s administration over the American Rescue Plan, a historic $1.9 trillion stimulus package that was last week signed into law to address the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. They argue the stimulus package is unconstitutional and example of government overreach. They take particular issue with the $350 billion in the measure that went to states and counties to help them offset the costs of handling the pandemic.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has tried once again to delay a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package, calling it a “massive woke progressive Democrat wish list.” Greene has moved to adjourn the House of Representatives and demand a roll-call vote.
President Donald Trump said Republican senators should “go back to school and learn amid criticism the inclusion of funding for a new FBI building in the next coronavirus relief package.
“They have been trying to build a new building for many, many years,” Trump said, adding that “People have wanted a new FBI building now for 15 or 20 years.”
A $2 trillion stimulus package deal was agreed to on Wednesday morning, ending an impasse between political parties and the White House on a much-needed relief bill to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is the latest legislator to criticize Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), saying McConnell is responsible for delays on a coronavirus relief package for families affected by the pandemic, which has claimed at least 97 lives across the United States.