The Senate passed the Coronavirus Stimulus after several bumps in the road.
On Wednesday, three Republicans got into a battle with Bernie Sanders over technicalities in the bill.
The vote was 96-0 ending the deadlock between Republicans and Democrats.
— The Hill (@thehill) March 26, 2020
The stimulus package will now go over to the House.
Fox News reports that the bill would provide one-time direct payments to Americans of $1,200 per adult, making up to $75,000 a year, and $2,400 to a married couple making up to $150,000, with $500 payments per child. After a $75,000 threshold for individuals, the benefit would be reduced by $5 for each $100 the taxpayer makes, per Page 145 of the bill. A similar $150,000 threshold applies to couples and a $112,500 threshold for heads of households.
Some pork from Democrats remained:
$25 million for the Kennedy Center
$75 million for PBS/NPR
$75 million National Endowment for the Arts
Sean Hannity commented on the outrageousness of the pork during his monologue Wednesday night:
Moments after claiming NPR wouldn’t air the President’s Coronavirus briefings, Sean Hannity calls funding for The Kennedy Center “total BS” despite the President defending the funding in today’s press briefing pic.twitter.com/QPQG6AY0E7
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) March 26, 2020