U.S. Senate Passes Phase III Stimulus Bill *UPDATE: Senator Durbin and Mark Curran Reactions*

Mitch McConnell

Unanimous passage on 96-0 roll call, H.R. 748 goes to the House for passage

At 10:48PM CDT Wednesday night, the U.S. Senate passed the compromise stimulus bill, H.R. 748, officially known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

The minimum 60-vote passage threshold was easily achieved in the 96-0 unanimous vote.

Now, on to the House.

The latest version of the text of the bill can be found at this link:

Senator Dick Durbin

UPDATE: Senator Dick Durbin tweeted the following after the vote, transcribed for ease of reading:

“America and Illinois, help is on the way.

“After two emergency bills were enacted with strong, bipartisan support, I’m glad the Senate, on a bipartisan basis, passed this third, historic funding bill.

“Like all compromises, this bill is not perfect. However, because Senate Democrats insisted on strengthening this bill, we can now say it is a bill that puts our hospitals and health care professionals first.

“Keeping working families strong during this crisis; giving small businesses the means to re-open; & reimbursing our state and local governments for the extraordinary sacrifices they are making were our goals from the start.

“We have responded strongly to all of these priorities.

“As we continue to face this unprecedented public health crisis, I urge the House to pass this legislation quickly and for the President to sign it without delay.”

Senator Dick Durbin, via Twitter, 3/25/20
Mark Curran

Durbin challenger, Republican nominee Mark Curran, released the following in response to Senator Durbin’s tweets:

“A relief package could’ve been sent to the full Senate & passed days ago if you [Senator Durbin] had spent more time putting Americans before your partisan political agenda.

“But I guess that’s too much to ask from someone who has been in DC, playing politics, for 38 yrs.”

Mark Curran, via Twitter, 3/25/20


U.S. Senate Passes Phase III Stimulus Bill *UPDATE: Senator Durbin and Mark Curran Reactions* — 8 Comments

  1. The delay was to keep $500,000,000,000.00 going to a Trump slush fund for his rich friends, you moron!

  2. This senator guy from Illinois is famous for him angrily comparing our U.S. Troops to Nazi Storm Troopers and Pol Pot. He is number two, in Democrat leadership, in the Senate. Their number one guy, Chuck Schumer, had threatened two U.S. Justices of the Supreme Court while standing on the stairs of the Supreme Court building. Surprisingly, he was not arrested nor asked to resign from the Senate.

  3. yangbucks incoming thanks to UNANIMOUS senate.

    everyone agrees. just give everyone moneys!

    what are you going to do with your yangbucks that Donald Trump sends you?

  4. You are witnessing the beast system rising and you are still distracted by the bread and circuses. Unreal! “Idiocracy” is not a movie. It is what you all are taking part in.

  5. Pinto? Don’t be a moron. There is no wireus It is ALL a lie to cover the reset for the new world order beast system rising.

  6. Cindy, yes this is a hoax. But, like any crime, who benefits? Are you shy about naming the beasts?

  7. Notan? The beast is the system. The people have allowed it to overtake them. Has been in the works since the beginning of time. The puppet minions doing the orders are not important. You are fighting Satan! His benefit is he gets to drag billions to Hell. You are in a power struggle. Only the prudent will understand.

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