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“压哨”达成协议,拜登1.9万亿刺激“意外阻碍”解决

2021-3-6 18:16

 

参议院通过了民主党人关于失业救济金的修正案,将提供每周300美元的援助至9月6日。此前民主党参议员Joe Manchin对此的“临阵摇摆”,让拜登1.9万亿刺激意外遇阻。

周五意外出现的一个阻挡拜登1.9万亿美元刺激计划的障碍,终于得以消除。

据彭博报道,美国参议院民主党人就失业援助达成协议,参议员Joe Manchin表示,失业救济将延长到8月底。

几个小时后,彭博报道称,参议院通过了民主党人关于失业救济金的修正案,将提供每周300美元的援助至9月6日。

而就在十几个小时前,因为Manchin对失业援助的立场摇摆不定,让拜登刺激计划在参议员的命运意外遭遇阻碍。随着Manchin立场的确定,参议员对刺激计划的审议得以继续推进。

上周六美国众议院已经通过这一刺激计划,本周四参议院开始进行审议,周五开始对其中的补充条款进行投票。

众议院通过的版本包括向大多数美国人直接发放1400美元的救济金、每周400美元的失业补助。

在参议院,周五稍早中间派与自由派民主党达成一致,将每周失业补助延长至10月,但是金额缩减为300美元。

不过对于这一妥协,Manchin此前一直犹豫未决,令刺激计划遭遇障碍。

目前,参议院的共和党议员和民主党议员均为50人。如果最终投票的结果按党派50-50打平,那美国副总统哈里斯(Kamala Harris)将打破平局。而如果Manchin不同意,那么哈里斯也无能为力。

The Senate passed a Democratic amendment to unemployment benefits that would provide $300 a week in aid through September 6th. Joe Manchin, a Democratic senator, unexpectedly blocked Mr Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus by flip-flopping.

An unexpected obstacle to Mr. Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, which appeared on Friday, was finally removed.


Democrats in the US Senate reached a deal on unemployment aid, with Senator Joe Manchin saying the benefits would be extended through the end of August, Bloomberg reported.


A few hours later, Bloomberg reported that the Senate had passed a Democratic amendment to unemployment benefits that would provide $300 a week in aid through Sept. 6.


Just a dozen hours earlier, the fate of the Biden stimulus plan had suffered an unexpected setback in the Senate when Manchin flip-flopped on unemployment aid. With Manchin's position settled, Senate consideration of the stimulus bill moved forward.


The House of Representatives passed the package on Saturday, and the Senate began consideration on Thursday, with additional provisions to be voted on Friday.


The House version includes $1,400 in direct benefits for most Americans and $400 a week in unemployment benefits.


In the Senate, centrists and liberal Democrats reached an agreement earlier on Friday to extend weekly unemployment benefits until October, but at a reduced amount of $300.


But Manchin had been hesitant about such a compromise, putting the stimulus plan in jeopardy.


There are currently 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats in the Senate. If the final vote is tied 50-50, Vice President Kamala Harris will break the tie. And if Manchin doesn't agree, there's not much Harris can do.

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