In A Mad Rush To Confirm Judge Barrett To The Supreme Court To Strike Down The Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans Block Consideration Of Coronavirus Relief, Protections For Pre-Existing Conditions, Support For Veterans And Other Critical Legislation For The American People

October 24, 2020


For Immediate Release:

Date: October 24, 2020

 

In A Mad Rush To Confirm Judge Barrett To The Supreme Court To Strike Down The Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans Block Consideration Of Coronavirus Relief, Protections For Pre-Existing Conditions, Support For Veterans And Other Critical Legislation For The American People

 

Washington, D.C.Today, Senate Republicans reaffirmed what so many Americans know: they would rather jam through another extreme right-wing nominee to the Supreme Court in an unprecedented, rushed fashion just days from a presidential election than address the real and dire needs of everyday Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic. Today, Senate Democrats came to the floor to demand the Senate consider twenty-five bills: the updated Heroes Act coronavirus relief legislation, protections for people with pre-existing conditions, support for our nation’s veterans and more. Senate Republicans objected to every one of them.

 

“Today, we’re going to give the Republican majority in the Senate the opportunity to consider critical legislation that has so far languished in Leader McConnell’s legislative graveyard. Many bills that are just sitting here awaiting action, that were passed in the House. Many with bipartisan support are sitting waiting for Senate action. We should be doing that, not rushing through this nomination while people are voting, and want their choice listened to, not the Republican Senate choice,” said Senator Schumer.

 

 

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H.R. 925, the Updated Heroes Act

Senator Schumer (D-NY) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 925, the Updated Heroes Act. Senator Thune (R-SD) objected.

 

 

 

 

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H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act

Senator Brown (D-OH) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act. Senator Johnson (R-WI) objected.

 

 

 

 

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H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act

Senator Durbin (D-IL) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act. Senator Thune (R-SD) objected.

 

H.R. 4617, the SHIELD Act

Senator Durbin (D-IL) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 4617, the SHIELD Act. Senator Braun (R-IN) objected.

 

H.R. 4996, the Helping MOMS Act of 2020

Senator Durbin (D-IL) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 4996, the Helping MOMS Act of 2020. Senator Braun (R-IN) objected.

 

H.R. 4995, the Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act of 2020

Senator Durbin (D-IL) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 4995, the Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act of 2020. Senator Braun (R-IN) objected.

 

H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

Senator Durbin (D-IL) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act. Senator Braun (R-IN) objected.

 

H.R. 1, the For the People Act

Senator Schumer (D-NY) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 1, the For the People Act. Senator Braun (R-IN) objected.

 

H.R. 5619, the Suicide Prevention Act

Senator Schumer (D-NY) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 5619, the Suicide Prevention Act. Senator Johnson (R-WI) objected.

 

H.R. 5572, the Family Support Services for Addiction Act of 2020

Senator Schumer (D-NY) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 5572, the Family Support Services for Addiction Act of 2020. Senator Johnson (R-WI) objected.

 

H.R. 4861, the Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act of 2020

Senator Schumer (D-NY) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 4861, the Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act of 2020. Senator Johnson (R-WI) objected.

 

H.R. 4585, the Campaign to Prevent Suicide Act

Senator Schumer (D-NY) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 4585, the Campaign to Prevent Suicide Act. Senator Johnson (R-WI) objected.

 

H.R. 1230, the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act

Senator Brown (D-OH) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 1230, the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act. Senator Johnson (R-WI) objected.

 

H.R. 1759, the BRIDGE for Workers Act

Senator Brown (D-OH) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 1759, the BRIDGE for Workers Act. Senator Johnson (R-WI) objected. Senator Johnson (R-WI) objected.

 

H.R. 3659, Danny’s Law

Senator Brown (D-OH) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 3659, the Danny’s Law. Senator Johnson (R-WI) objected. Senator Johnson (R-WI) objected.

 

H.R. 4029, the Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act

Senator Brown (D-OH) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 4029, the Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act. Senator Johnson (R-WI) objected.

 

H.R. 5084, the Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act

Senator Brown (D-OH) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 5084, the Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act. Senator Johnson (R-WI) objected.

 

H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act

Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act. Senator Cramer (R-ND) objected.

 

H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act

Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act. Senator Cramer (R-ND) objected.

 

H.R. 1423, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act

Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 1423, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act. Senator Cramer (R-ND) objected.

 

H.R.7930, the Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act

Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 7930, the Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act. Senator Cramer (R-ND) objected.

 

H.R. 840, the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act

Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 840, the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act. Senator Cramer (R-ND) objected.

 

H.R. 2722, the Securing America’s Federal Elections Act

Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2722, the Securing America’s Federal Elections Act. Senator Cramer (R-ND) objected.

 

H.R. 4894, the Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act of 2020

Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) asked consent to proceed to consideration of H.R. 4894, the Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act of 2020. Senator Cramer (R-ND) objected.

 

S.Res 759, Expressing the sense of the Senate that dark money undermines the integrity of the judicial system and damages the perception that all people receive equal justice under law

Senator Whitehouse (D-RI) asked consent to proceed to consideration of S.Res 759, expressing the sense of the Senate that dark money undermines the integrity of the judicial system and damages the perception that all people receive equal justice under law. Senator Daines (R-MT) objected.

 

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