This is from the same human-failure that insisted that the life saving travel ban was xenophobic and racist. I’m really sorry if you’re dumb enough to fall for her never-ending bullshit act. 👇🏻👇🏻 https://t.co/rEukAhlCwi
President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security released updated guidelines naming gun manufacturers and retailers as essential on Saturday, which means they are to stay open and operational nationwide during a Chinese coronavirus shutdown.
Workers supporting the manufacturing of safety equipment and uniforms for law enforcement, public safety personnel, and first responders.
Workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges.
The Second Amendment Foundation’s Alan Gottlieb commented on the DHS declaration, saying, “Every freedom loving American owes President Trump and his administration a very big thank you for protecting our Second Amendment Rights. This is another Trump promise made and promise kept.” Read the rest HERE.
The Senate passed a substantial emergency relief bill on Wednesday night that would provide aid to small businesses, hospitals, and Americans suffering from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
The Senate passed H.R. 748, the CARES Act, with 96 votes in favor of the bill and no senators opposed to the legislation.
The legislation featured unanimous support from Republicans and Democrats. The legislation required 60 votes to pass through the Senate.
The Senate coronavirus package costs roughly $2 trillion and is approximately 880-pages long.
The Senate shot down an amendment to the bill sponsored by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), which would reverse the bill’s generous unemployment benefits. Sens. Sasse, Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Rick Scott (R-FL) contended that the legislation would incentivize Americans not to work. The amendment required 60 votes to pass through the chamber. Sasse’s amendment was shot down with 48 votes in favor and 48 against the measure.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin rebuffed the Republican senators’ concerns over the bill, contending this will help those who involuntarily lost their jobs.
“I don’t think it will create incentives. Most Americans, what they want, they want to keep their jobs,” Mnuchin said.
“We need to get this money into the American economy and American workers, that’s the importance of this,” he added.
The Senate Cares Act would provide most Americans $1,200 per individual, $500 for most children, and establish a several hundred billion dollar lending aid program for businesses, cities and states, as well as aid for small businesses.
The bill also omits many Democrat requests such as mandatory early voting, ballot harvesting, requirements that federal agencies analyze their use of “minority banks,” and provisions to curb airline emissions [bo;e emphasis: mine]. Read the rest HERE.
Reporter: Mr. President, you tweeted earlier linking the closing of the country to your election success in November. Is this Easter timeline based on your political interest?
President Trump: What do you mean my election success? No.
Reporter: You said that the media wants the country to remain closed to hurt you in the election.
President Trump: No no, I think that you know the media would like to see me do poorly in the election. I think I think.
Reporter: Lawmakers in Congress on both sides of the aisle have said that reopening the country by Easter is not a good idea. What is that plan based on?
President Trump: Just so you understand, are you ready? I think there are certain people that would like it not to open so quickly. I think there are certain people that would like it to do financially poorly, because they think that would be very good as far as defeating me at the polls and I don’t know if that’s so, but I do think it’s so, that a lot of, that there are people in your profession that would like that to happen.
I think it’s very clear, I think it’s very clear that there are people in your profession that write fake news. You do. She does. There are people in your profession that write fake news. They would love to see me, for whatever reason, because we’ve done one hell of a job. Nobody’s done the job that we’ve done. And it’s lucky that you have this group here right now for this problem, or you wouldn’t even have a country left. Okay.
Democrats are throwing every special interest political want into the economic stimulus bill because they have Republicans and the president over a barrel, says Louisiana Senator John Kennedy. #FoxNews
“The brain begins working in the mother’s womb, and it doesn’t stop working until you get elected to Congress” – From his floor speech and possibly the truest words ever spoken. Southern Rage