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It is America's third major spending package to deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Pelosi has said measure should be law by 14 March, when tens of millions of Americans risk losing unemployment benefits People wait in line for food donations in Harlem, New York. Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief bill will provide $1,400 payments to most Americans. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters Democrats have taken a critical step towards a first major legislative victory since assuming control of Congress and the White House, with a party-line vote in the Senate to approve Joe Biden’s $1.9tn coronavirus relief bill. After a marathon voting session that lasted through the night on Friday and into Saturday afternoon, Senate Democrats overcame unified Republican opposition to approve the sweeping stimulus package. The final tally was 50-49, with one Republican absent. One of the largest emergency aid packages in US history now returns to the House for final approval before being rushed to Biden’s desk to be signed. Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, has said she expects Democrats to approve the measure before 14 March, when tens of millions of Americans risk losing unemployment benefits provided by a previous relief bill if no action is taken. In a statement on Saturday, the House majority leader, Steny Hoyer, said the Senate version of the American Rescue Plan would be considered “on Tuesday … so that we can send this bill to President Biden for his signature early next week.” Biden and Democrats will now look to move on to other priorities, including voting rights reform and an ambitious infrastructure package. The bill, aimed at combating the Covid-19 pandemic and reviving the struggling US economy, will provide direct payments of up to $1,400 to most Americans; extend federal unemployment benefits; rush money to state, local and tribal governments; and allot significant funding to vaccine distribution and testing. Republicans have attacked the bill as a “liberal wish list” mismatched with an improving economic and public health outlook as more Americans are vaccinated and infections plateau. Mitch McConnell walks on Capitol Hill as the Senate works to complete the Democrats’ $1.9tn Covid relief bill. Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP “Our country is already set for a roaring recovery,” said Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, on Friday, citing a jobs report that showed 379,000 jobs added in February. “Democrats inherited a tide that was already turning.” But Democrats and the White House were quick to push back, pointing to a painfully high unemployment rate, with more than 9 million Americans out of work and millions more struggling to pay for rent and food. Calling the measure “one of the largest anti-poverty bills in recent history”, the Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, said the legislation would help those worst hit by the pandemic. “Sometimes the macro statistics get in the way,” Schumer said in a floor speech on Friday. “The top end is doing very well – the top 10% or 25% – but so many other people are struggling. And if you just look at a big number, you say, everything is getting a little better. It’s not for the lower half of America. It’s not.” Biden was reportedly due to speak on the subject on Saturday. Tina Smith, a Democratic senator from Minnesota, told CNN the long slog of around 30 hours’ work overnight had been worth the final result. The boost “for working families in this country was just so palpable on the Senate floor”, she said, “and the difference that this is going to make for reopening our schools safely, for lifting children out of poverty, for helping families directly recover from this Covid pandemic is just going to be so important.” Asked about the West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin’s role in holding up the process on Friday afternoon, when he secured a key concession on emergency unemployment benefit, she said: “Joe is a fighter he is a fighter for West Virginia, just as we all are in the caucus. We all fought really hard to get pieces into this package that were important to us.” Despite deep political polarization and staunch Republican opposition, the legislation has broad public appeal. A poll by Monmouth University found that 62% of Americans approve of the stimulus package, including more than three in 10 Republicans. Yet the endeavor tested the fragile alliance between progressives and moderates as Democrats attempt to wield their power with only the barest control of Congress. Early on Friday, the Senate rejected a proposal by the Vermont senator Bernie Sanders to include a $15-an-hour minimum wage increase, a top liberal priority and a key plank of Biden’s economic agenda. The Senate parliamentarian had deemed the provision inadmissible under the rules of a special budget process Democrats are using to bypass Republican opposition. Despite widespread public support for raising the federal minimum wage, Democrats remain divided over the measure. On Friday, eight joined all Republicans in blocking the amendment, which would have required 60 votes to pass. “Let me be very clear: we are not giving up on this,” Sanders said. “We are going to come back with vote after vote. And one way or the other we are going to pass a $15 minimum wage. That is what the American people want and that is what the American people need.” The approval of the bill in the Senate came after hours upon hours of voting on a torrent of amendments, most of which were offered by Republicans with the goal of forcing Democrats to take a position on measures designed to be politically troublesome. Proceedings had already been much delayed on Thursday, when the Republican senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin forced Senate clerks to read the 628-page bill in its entirety – a task that took nearly 11 hours. Smith said Republican opposition to the bill was “a shame because this package is broadly bipartisan out in the country, even if it’s not within the Senate chamber”.
Michael Stanley, who became known nationally for a radio hit in 1981 but was the very symbol of rock ‘n roll for decades in the city of Cleveland, died Friday at age 72. The cause of death was lung cancer that had been diagnosed seven months earlier. Stanley’s illness became known when he took leave […]
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Applause broke out in the Senate on Saturday afternoon as senators voted 50-49 to pass President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion (£1.3 trillion) Covid relief package. Not one Republican senator voted for the sweeping package, which provides direct payments to the majority of Americans and funding for states to distribute Covid-19 vaccines and ramp up testing for the coronavirus.
Cheese is big business. According to Dairy Industries International, the global cheese sales surpassed $114.1 billion in 2019, and have followed a steady upward revenue pattern year over year. As it turns out, the cheese business is big enough that black market sales of it are also quite lucrative. This may explain why a reported 4% of all cheese produced in any given year ends up stolen, which makes this delicious dairy product the most commonly stolen food in the world.According to data reported by The Huffington Post, gathered from 1,187 retailers representing more than 250,000 retail outlets across 43 countries, cheese trumps fresh meat, chocolate, alcohol, seafood, and infant formula, all of which made the most-stolen list. (Related: Grocery Shortages To Expect in 2021, According to Experts.)And it isn't just random shoplifters who steal cheese for their own consumption. Most of the 4% figure is comprised of larger-scale black market operations, where the goods end up being re-sold to shops and restaurants.Notable incidents of cheese theft include a two-year operation running from 2014 until 2016, in which thieves operating in Italy's Province of Reggio Emilia stole an estimated $7 million-worth of Parmesan cheese, according to CBS News. Individual wheels of the cheese often sell for more than $500 and using that figure as a benchmark points to some 14,000 wheels pilfered in total, harming mostly small-scale artisanal makers in the region that's home to the Parmigiano-Reggiano trademark.However, large-scale producers are targets of cheese theft, too. In 2019, two California men were arrested for stealing some $50,000-worth of mozzarella cheese over the course of a smaller two-year operation, according to KIRO 7. The goods were stolen from Leprino Foods, a global producer that makes some $3 billion-worth of mozzarella annually.Overall, the United States is the world's largest market for cheese, with America accounting for some $25.9 billion of legally sold cheese annually as of 2019, according to Dairy Industries International. But if looking at consumption per capita, the Czech Republic is surprisingly the biggest consumer of cheese, with the average Czech citizen eating about 140 pounds of cheese annually.For more, check out our latest grocery coverage, and don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get daily food news delivered straight to your inbox.
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is eyeing a run for governor amid mounting scandals faced by Andrew Cuomo, multiple sources told The New York Post on Saturday. De Blasio has reached out to multiple labor unions to determine levels of support, sources told the Post. The mayor is currently in the last year of his second four-year-term in office, and is prevented by New York City law from serving more than two consecutive terms. “He’s interested” in a run for governor, an operative commented. “I think that no matter what – even if the governor runs for a fourth term — de Blasio will primary him.” When asked on Thursday whether he was considering running for governor, de Blasio told reporters “the future will take care of itself.” Cuomo is embroiled in a scandal over his administration’s misrepresentation of the number of coronavirus deaths in New York nursing homes, and is facing allegations of sexual harassment. A Quinnipiac University poll of New York voters released on Thursday showed that while most respondents didn’t think Cuomo should resign, 59 percent said the governor should not run for reelection. In response, de Blasio, who has repeatedly clashed with Cuomo on issues concerning the city and state, has called for the state legislature to strip the governor of emergency powers granted during the coronavirus pandemic. Karen Hinton, a former press secretary to both de Blasio and Cuomo, said she was skeptical on a potential run by the mayor. “It’s surprising that after all this time, he would think he could be elected in New York,” Hinton said. “I’m not trying to take away anything from his accomplishments — I think he has had many — but New Yorkers writ large don’t particularly like him, and I find it hard to imagine that he could reform himself and be elected.” De Blasio entered the Democratic presidential race in 2019, but ended his campaign in September of that year, months before the Iowa Caucuses. A poll commissioned in August 2019 found that the mayor had a lower approval rating in New York City than former president Trump.
“Crazy Rich Asians” screenwriter Adele Lim never thought in her wildest dreams that she would be part of a Disney animated feature, let alone one that is set in Southeast Asia. But Disney’s newest tale, “Raya and the Last Dragon” (now streaming on Disney Plus), delivers its first Southeast Asian princess, Raya, a warrior who […]
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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, events to commemorate the 56th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" will be held virtually.