Senate Republicans hold up COVID relief package

GOP lawmakers asked for the bill to be read in full, which Senate clerks completed overnight. ABC’s Ike Ejiochi has reports from Washington.
1:53 | 03/05/21

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628. Pages it table of contents for this act is as follows it's the land the president by ends nearly two trillion dollar Covert relief bill. And Republicans want to hear every single word that's written. At each socially disadvantaged farmer. The move forcing senators to stay inside the capitol for hours a stalling tactic from Republicans who say the bill is too expensive. The real tragedy here is not process. If bill saluted this bill if what Americans needed right now. But according to her Reese imam at the university poll 62% of Americans are in favor of the one point nine trillion dollar relief package compared to 34% of Americans who oppose it. The bill includes unemployment benefits of 400 dollars a week. It also includes a 160 billion dollars for Kobe testing and vaccinations. Help for small businesses and stimulus payouts of 14100 dollars for Americans earning up to 75000. Dollars a year. This morning an average of two million vaccines are going to arms every day in this country. From coast to coast mass vaccination sites are popping up. Nine new FEMA vaccination site open this week and in California. Governor Gavin Newsom are not only ordering 40% of all vaccines to be reserved for the most vulnerable low income communities. But also calling out other leaders who forgo mass may meet in other restrictions. We are encouraging people basically to double to help unmask wearing particularly in light. Of all of what I would argue is bad information. Coming from at least four states. It's in this country leaders like Texas governor Greg Abbott who double down on his decision to lift restrictions Texans have mastered the same strategies. They don't need an order from Austin, Texas telling him what to do. Now doctor thought she says studies are being conducted right now unvaccinated people find out which activities are safe and which restrictions could be possibly with in the future.

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