Senate Republicans have included $686 million for new F-35 fighter jets in their proposed $1 trillion COVID-19 response package
among billions for other weapons including Apache helicopters and infantry carriers. The bill includes no local aid, no funds for election security, and it proposes to cut the federal unemployment stipend from $600 a month to $200.
There’s other bad stuff, too. You can read the articles below for more detail.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said Tuesday that the final package should not stray from the coronavirus response.
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Jul 28, 2020, Common Dreams
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Jul 28, 2020, Esquire
The Republican Pandemic Bill Does Littl…
Jul 28, 2020, NBC News/Associated Press