- Jun 6, 2018
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It took nearly 11 hours for the clerks to read the 628 page proposal, delaying the start of the Senate debate.
"Senate Democrats were hoping to kick off debate Thursday on their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan, but first had to make it through a Republican senator's hours-long delay tactic. Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson went through with his plan to to make Senate clerks read out loud the entire 628 page COVID-19 relief bill before the chamber can begin debate.
The next step comes Friday. The Senate will convene at 9 a.m. for three hours of debate. After that will be what's known as the "vote-a-rama" of amendments. Senate Republicans are reportedly considering dragging that process out into the overnight hours.In a tweet, Johnson estimated the full reading of the bill could take 10 hours. According to Politico, Senate Democratic leaders estimated it would take four to five hours. The Senate clerk began reading the bill at 3:21 p.m. Eastern. The clerks took turns reading it out loud. They wrapped up at 2:04 a.m. Friday -- 10 hours, 43 minutes."
Sen. Johnson was totally right; it did take 10 hours...lol.....he totally triggered those Senate staffers on this one.....serves the Dems right; after all, they are the ones who tried to stall and block the first COVID relief bill after the Republicans worked so hard to write it and get it passed in the House and Senate; in order to help working Americans and small businesses...
This bill only has 5% approval with Americans (If you don't count the other 65%) -- so the Republican calculation on this is right -- No one wants some socialist $1400 checks, No one wants any deficit busting vaccine money, No one wants your Nazi style funding of state governments; and no one wants any of these Chinese communist $3000 child tax credits and the rest of it....Reps are bravely trying to drag this out and hopefully stop this far left radical take over of our country....