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WTF just happened with the Senate COVID19 vote? (E78)

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We discuss the McConnell 3.0 corporate bailout bonanza bill that failed in the Senate thanks to Democratic opposition. We talk about what happens next on the COVID19 response in the House. And we look at the way support for Cancelling Student Debt as an economic stimulus has been quickly gaining steam.

MENTIONED ON THE SHOW

Maxine Waters: Proposed Legislative Responses to COVID-19

There are 16 Senate Dems on the record in favor of cancelling student debt as a part of any stimulus, INCLUDING Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. The list is:
  • Warren, Brown, Durbin, Sanders, Duckworth, Reed, Blumenthal, Gillibrand, Van Hollen, Merkley, Baldwin, Harris, Markey, Booker, Shaheen, Menendez. (These are the folks who signed a Warren/Brown letter)
There are 30 House Dems on the record in favor, INCLUDING House Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters:
  • Chair Waters including cancelling a minimum of $10,000 in federal student loans are a part of her proposal
  • A Rep Ayanna Pressley/Ilhan Omar letter supporting cancelling student debt in the stimulus got 27 signers (29 total).
You can send your lawmakers (House and Senate) an email using Student Debt Crisis’ petition: https://studentdebtcrisis.org/cancel-student-debt-stimulate-economy/

Cancel Student Debt, Stimulate the Economy (e77)

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The markets are crashing. The Federal Reserve is giving loans to big banks and big companies–what about small and medium business? Why cancelling student debt would boost the economy. Surveillance proposals in the coronavirus pandemic, including facial surveillance ripe for abuse. Righteous anger from Senator Sherrod Brown. And good stimulus proposals from Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Maxine Waters.

(apologies for a bit of static in the recording at a few points!)

MENTIONED ON THE SHOW

List of mutual aid efforts across the nation

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s stimulus plan

Rep. Maxine Waters stimulus plan

Mitch McConnell’s Senate page