by: Brent Smith
As you’re reading this report regarding the wonderful stop-gap spending bill that was recently and overwhelming passed by the House of Representatives to avoid a shutdown, I’d like everyone to bear this in mind. It will make sense as you read on.
Most major cities across the country say they plan to start the school year remotely, including San Diego, Los Angeles, Newark, Nashville, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, Arlington, Virginia, and Oakland, California.
In NYC, at best, most students can only attend in-person classes no more than three days a week.
In Connecticut, at least 12 schools have closed after teachers or students tested positive, and in New Jersey, at least six districts have said they will switch to remote-only instruction.
In other words, millions of kids will remain at home, remote learning. So why is that we need, “$8 billion in desperately needed nutrition assistance for hungry schoolchildren and families,” if they won’t even be at school?
And don’t blame the messenger, the Blaze, for reporting on it.
from the Blaze:
House passes bipartisan spending deal by a landslide, averting government shutdown
The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan spending bill by a landslide late Tuesday night, which, if passed by the Senate and signed by President Donald Trump, will continue funding the federal government through Dec. 11.
What are the details?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced in a statement ahead of the vote that she had reached a deal with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Republicans for a continuing resolution that would “add nearly $8 billion in desperately needed nutrition assistance for hungry schoolchildren and families.”
“We also increase accountability in the Commodity Credit Corporation, preventing funds for farmers from being misused for a Big Oil bailout,” she said.
The Washington Post reported that the stopgap measure passed “overwhelmingly” in a 358-to-57 vote, noting that Republicans had rejected an earlier “partisan bill” put forward by Democrats the day before.
Not one Democrat voted against the legislation, but 56 Republicans did along with former GOP member Libertarian Justin Amash (Mich.).