Senate reads 628-page COVID-19 bill

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Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wiz., Created Good at your promise Thursday when he forced Senate clerks to read all 628 pages from President Biden’s COVID-19 relief bill.

According to the Financial Times, Johnson told reporters, “I think it’s bad for the clerk, but it’s necessary to read it.” “So often, we hurry these huge bills which are thousands if not hundreds of thousands of pages long. You don’t, no one has the time to read them. At least, someone needs to read it.”

Congress correspondent of Fox News, Chad Pergram, reported that at 9 pm ET, about 45 percent of the bill had been read. The reading wrapped up at 2:05 am Friday. The Senate could not begin a debate on the bill until the clerk finished reading it aloud. Pergram reported that senators may periodically ask to stay away from readings. But as long as Johnson is on the floor, he or another senator may object.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) asks questions during a Senate hearing.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) asks questions during a Senate hearing.
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Johnson said in an interview Wednesday that he plans to delay the vote on a “Democratic boondoggle”.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Said “story“That package on Wednesday, which was passed by the House,” is a wildly out-of-the-box response Country at the moment

“The $ 1.9 trillion bill is the same size of the bill that we passed last April, right in the middle of the epidemic,” McConnell told host Martha McClum. ‚ÄúThis is not the same country that we had a year ago. Only 9 percent of this $ 1.9 trillion is related to health care and less than 1 percent of this $ 1.9T bill is related to vaccines. “

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