House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is back to her old ways.
Pelosi and Democrats spent a great deal of time with the White House and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin negotiating the previous coronavirus relief bill that passed in Congress last month.
But now Pelosi has blown up negotiations and is ramming ahead with a bill of her own that is stacked with radical, left-wing policies.
House Democrats $3 trillion HEROES Act — which was introduced by Pelosi — includes coronavirus relief funds for “eligible” illegal immigrants, the Washinton Examiner reports.
The absurd bill is packed with “liberal goodies,” including $1 trillion for state governments facing revenue shortfalls, $200 billion in hazard pay for healthcare and grocery workers, and a $25 billion bailout for the U.S. Postal Service, among other funds for industries affected by the pandemic.
House Democrats will vote on the bill Friday afternoon (5/15,) and it’s expected to pass.
A provision in the bill would allow people to receive stimulus funds if they file taxes with a Taxpayer Identification Number, which is issued by the IRS to those without a Social Security number. While TIN holders, including unauthorized immigrants, were ineligible to receive funds under the CARES Act passed earlier this year, but the HEROES Act would retroactively provide funds to those using TINs under the CARES Act, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
WOW! The @SpeakerPelosi coronavirus bill would allow illegal aliens to receive BILLIONS OF DOLLARS in Economic Impact Payments.
Not just future payments either, Democrats want to go back in time and give them $1,200 checks that many American workers have already received!
— FAIR (@FAIRImmigration) May 12, 2020
The HEROES Act “pertains to the TIN provision giving illegal aliens access to any new stimulus payments and retroactively providing them with payments from the CARES Act,” said Preston Huennekens, a government relations associate with FAIR.
“FAIR estimates there are 14.3 million illegal aliens, meaning that in the last stimulus alone illegal aliens could have received over $17 billion in direct payments from the federal government,” he added. “This bill provides other relief to illegal aliens outside of the recovery rebates. Take, for instance, the eviction protection for renters. The way the bill is written, illegal aliens also benefit from that protection because it is so broadly written.”
The Examiner notes:
The House Democrats’ legislation also includes $20 million in funding for arts and humanities foundations. The National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts, for example, would both receive $10 million to fund “general operations.” The two endowments, however, have both already received $75 million each in the CARES Act.
Republicans have already slammed Pelosi’s bill and said there’s no chance it ever passes in the GOP-controlled Senate.
“If we reach a decision, along with the administration to move to another phase, that’ll be the time to interact with the Democrats,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters. “But what you’ve seen in the House is not something designed to deal with reality but designed to deal with aspirations. This is not a time for aspirational legislation. This is a time for a practical response to the coronavirus pandemic.”
Pelosi is wanting at least a trillion dollars to essentially bail out poorly run Democratic-controlled cities who mismanaged funds for years and are in debt.
And she wants you — the taxpayer — to pay for it.
The only thing stopping a bill like this from being passed is the fact that Republicans control the Senate.
If Democrats win back the Senate and White House in November, radical bills like this will pass with ease.