The House leadership is hoping to be able to send the stimulus bill to President Trump without forcing it’s members to all fly in for the vote.
To do that they have to avoid having a roll call vote. The problem that they have is it only takes one member to force the recall vote and AOC says she may have to put the stop on the bill herself.
Since so many reps have come down with the DTMNBN (Disease That Must Not Be Named) that meeting for the vote could be hazardous to their health and if AOC forces them to fly in and take the vote and fly back, she won’t be Miss Popularity around the House water cooler.
It isn’t like she will accomplish anything. The bill will pass regardless but she may do it just to prove she can.
She has already taken a drubbing in the primaries that have already been completed.
Her slate of far far leftist candidates were wiped out, most of them by wide margins. It will be interesting to see if she wins her primary.
She is not overly popular with her own voters after she cost NYC 25,000 high paying jobs.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she might force her House colleagues to return to Capitol Hill to vote on a major economic relief bill meant to help people and businesses struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Concerned that the $2 trillion package may do too many favors for corporations, the freshman New York Democrat told CNN she is considering taking a stand against a deal that has bipartisan support by objecting to unanimous approval.
Ocasio-Cortez said she is “open” to forcing a recorded vote, which would require lawmakers to return to Washington, D.C., to cast their votes in-person, “if necessary.” She also acknowledged that doing so would be unpopular with other legislators.
“With the health risks of travel, there is no easy choice here. But essential workers are showing up and putting their health at risk every day, and if the final text of a bill is set up to hurt them, it may be something we have to do,” she said.
Such a move could delay the final passage of the coronavirus emergency relief spending bill. Bipartisan leaders in the House and Senate said they hoped to pass it quickly, but they must first convince rank-and-file lawmakers to support it. Earlier in the day, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will take up and pass the legislation on Wednesday.