Friday, May 15, 2020

TKC MUST READ!!! CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER ENDORSES $3 TRILLION 'HEROES ACT' THAT INCLUDES MORE THAN HALF A BILLION FOR KANSAS CITY!!!



Most experts agree the bill is a longshot in the GOP controlled Senate and Prez Trump White House.

However, there is no doubt the plan is ambitious and also includes benefits for the undocumented/illegal aliens, the environment and so many hurting corporate pension funds.

Here's a glimpse at the legislation from KC's top ranking elected official . . .

Rep. Cleaver Supports The Heroes Act To Bring Immediate Relief To Missourians and Local Communities

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, United States Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) announced his support for The Heroes Act, the latest emergency coronavirus relief proposal to address the continued public health crisis and bring desperately needed support for struggling families and essential workers. The bill includes funds for testing and tracing measures, key support for frontline workers, and strengthened financial assistance for the American people.

“As I hear from more and more Missourians and small businesses, one thing is abundantly clear: they need major relief immediately,” said Congressman Cleaver. “We’re witnessing an economic and public health crisis like I’ve never seen before, and we need a response that matches the scale of the challenge at hand. The American people and small businesses across the country have done their part to stem the spread of COVID-19. Congress and the Administration cannot fail to do ours by coming to the aid of workers and businesses who are hanging on by a thread.”

The Heroes Act brings much-needed support to Missouri and our local communities with robust funding to cover coronavirus-related revenue losses and pay our frontline health care workers as well as police, fire, transportation, EMS, teachers and other vital workers who keep us safe and are in danger of losing their jobs.

An analysis prepared by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) estimates the Heroes Act will provide more than $4.1 billion in state funding for the people of Missouri in 2020 as well as $5.2 billion in 2021, in addition to urgently needed funding for communities in the Fifth District of Missouri. These estimates based on current population levels include:

- Kansas City – $562,514,052 over two years;

- Jackson County – $395,356,323 over two years;

- Clay County – $140,564,688 over two years;

- Independence – $58,404,034 over two years;

- Lee's Summit – $26,713,121 over two years;

- Blue Springs – $19,295,751 over two years;


- Lafayette County – $18,394,185 over two years;

- Raytown – $14,313,828 over two years;

- Marshall – $6,385,509 over two years;

- Odessa – $2,568,225 over two years;

- Lexington – $2,239,914 over two years;

The Heroes Act also includes a $90 billion fund to support state and local public education, including $1.6 billion for Missouri communities. This funding will help restore state and local fiscal support for elementary, secondary and public higher education. It can be used to meet a wide range of urgent needs, including summer learning, afterschool programs, distance learning, and emergency financial aid for college students as well as coordination with public health departments to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.

In addition to resources for our state and local governments, the Heroes Act provides transformative, wide-ranging support to protect the lives and livelihoods of Missourians and the American people:

- Provides strong support for our heroes: Our health care and essential workers have been on the frontlines of this crisis, risking their lives to keep our communities safe and healthy. This bill establishes a $200 billion Heroes fund to ensure that essential workers across the country receive hazard pay for their sacrifices.

- Puts money in the pockets of American families and workers: One direct payment to Missouri families and a few months of enhanced unemployment insurance for laid off workers simply isn’t enough to match the scale of the current economic crisis. The Heroes Act provides a second round of direct payments to families up to $6,000 per household, new payroll protection measures to keep 60 million workers connected with their jobs and extends weekly $600 federal unemployment payments through next January.

- Supports small businesses: Strengthening the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) is critical to keeping thousands of small businesses alive in Missouri. This legislation ensures PPP funding reaches underserved communities, nonprofits, and responds flexibly to small businesses by providing $10 billion for COVID-19 emergency grants through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program.

- Ensure capable testing, tracing and treatment: In order safely reopen our communities, something we all wish to happen as soon as possible, we have to have a science-based approach and ensure that every American can access free treatment. This bill provides $75 billion towards ramping up the production of testing and contact tracing capabilities as well as ensuring free treatment for every American infected by COVID-19.

- Protects the Postal Service: Missouri seniors, veterans, and rural communities rely on the Postal Service to affordably deliver life-saving medications and important documents through the mail. The Heroes Act protects and preserves the United States Postal Service (USPS) by providing $25 billion to keep the institution—with its more than 600,000 workers—up and running.

- Provides further support for Missourians and all Americans, including for:

*Health security – Over 27 million Americans have lost health insurance after being laid off from work. The Heroes Act administers COBRA subsidies and a special enrollment period in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges for those without insurance.

*Workplace security – Unfortunately, we’ve seen essential workers in Missouri forced to work in unsafe and vulnerable conditions. By requiring OSHA to ensure that all workplaces develop science-based infection control plans and preventing employers from retaliating against workers who report problems, we can keep Missouri workers safe from unnecessary infections.

*Housing security – In April, nearly one-third of American renters couldn’t pay their rent. With $175 billion to assist renters and homeowners make monthly rent, mortgage and utility payments and other housing-related costs, we can ensure Missourians can keep a roof over their head.

*Food security – Food banks are seeing lines longer than ever before. This bill affords a 15% increase to the maximum SNAP benefit and additional funding for nutrition programs that help families keep food on the table.

- Protects our democracy: It’s important that every American maintain their right to vote without risking their personal safety and that every Missourian is counted in the 2020 Census. This bill provides resources to ensure safe, accessible elections and an accurate Census.

“I’ve talked to countless health care officials, small business owners, and laid off workers, and the need for federal assistance couldn’t be more urgent,” continued Congressman Cleaver. “The pain is palpable and the despair is distressing. We have all witnessed the devastating repercussions of this virus, and American families are pleading for our help right now. With this legislation we honor the sacrifices of our nation’s heroes and the American people, bring immediate relief to those who have been hardest hit, and take one step closer to defeating this horrible disease.”
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35 comments:

Anonymous said...

6 grand per family.

Why not?

we should all get the same kind of handouts that the ceos are taking away with them.

Anonymous said...

^^^ That would make the money as worthless as confetti.

Good call said...

^^ +1

Glad there's at least some understanding of rudimentary economics on this blog. It's not too much to ask.

Anonymous said...

What virus? That hoax? I thought it went away in April like Trump said it would.

It didn't?

Anonymous said...

Libs are on their way to Socialism by bankrupting a Country. Usher in the eating of our pets and wallpapering our homes with twenty dollar bills.

Anonymous said...

How much for Planned Parenthood, EPA jet engine smog control and solar power subsidies ? While possible worthwhile, the Demoncrats cannot pass or do anything without alternative motives.

Anonymous said...

Can pinko Clevage sing the Chinese national anthem in Spanish ?

Anonymous said...

Reverend Mayor, please sit down and shut up!

Anonymous said...

As Moses demanded of Pharoah, "Let my people go!" That is the relief that the people and businesses of Kansas City need, not more rapidly depreciating currency hot off the printing presses. If a nation could print its way out of economic collapse Weimar Germany and Venezuela would have been economic successes.

Anonymous said...

Is The Rev back playing his plastic saxophone with his ass again ?

Anonymous said...

If they guy who couldn't successfully run a car wash is for it, then I am against it.

Anonymous said...

Over $600 billion FOR 5G towers?

MICROCHIP VACCINE!!!

Anonymous said...

Finally. Tax money getting back into the hands OF THE PEOPLE and not more corporate welfare giveaways. Just think what this would do for retail sales! This would re-energize the entire economy!!! MAGA!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This NO Heroes Act this is bailout everyone democrat city and state.

Anonymous said...

Pork barrel spending on steroids.

Anonymous said...

Why is it called the "Heroes Act"? Does it take heroes to blow through $3 Trillion?

Wiemar Germany here we come !!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Deplorable CHUDs. You get the tax refund, too. Fucking idiots. Now you can actually pay back Mommy for the basement rent.

Anonymous said...

It's all space bucks.

Anonymous said...

The virus is going to come back with vengeance and fuck your world up, and I mean FUCK YOUR WORLD UP!!! and last I knew Viruses dont vote or give a shit about politics, you can ask the Americans who are in the ground today who were alive 6 months ago, oh wait ya cant they are DEAD!

Anonymous said...

Just an example why voting for dems is destructive and treason.

Anonymous said...

2:23 you truly are stupid and worthless, just get the Rona and die already.

Anonymous said...

^^^ 11:14 ^^^ Unlike your dumbass, I don't need the Government to carry me thru life. I paid attention at 4 years old and learned that you save for a Rainy day. By 14 , I learned self pride ,work ethics and self respect. Not to be a Free Cheese rat sucking of the tit of my Mom ,nor the system or Government spending. Don't lump all of us in your failures to be a Responsible Citizen. I support you lazy fuck freaks while you don't even support yourselves . Don't confuse yourself.

Anonymous said...

It's Cleaver's fault that KC did not receive any stimulus money before.
It's his job as our congressman to lobby Pelosi to make sure we got our share. Instead, while other cities like St. Louis got millions, KC got zip because Cleaver was asleep at the wheel.

Anonymous said...

they should step back and observe for awhile.

this seems "ready, fire, aim."

Anonymous said...

Congress already created trillions of Free New Money $$$ ^^dummies, which will devalue existing money. It's just a question of whether rich corporations and their rich owners are going to continue to get nearly all of it, or will human beings get a substantial cut.

Anonymous said...

The magic TrumpVirus disappearance has been rescheduled to sometime before the opening of America you libtard.

Anonymous said...

Just last month the SENATE and POTUS gave trillions of SOCIALUST WELFARE FREE NANNY STATE $$$$ to rich people you fucking moron.

To suck-up MAGATS, socialism for rich people means right wing capatalism.

Anonymous said...

Dumbass, PP, EPA, & solar have been hurt by the pandemic. You think filthy rich General Dynamics and Carnival cruise lines should get at all.

Anonymous said...

Do swampy socialism for the rich corporate persons have dicks that you can suck up to while helping them grind human beings down with austerity capatalism?

Anonymous said...

Isn’t solar panels an al gore democrat green new deal kinda thing? Thought so

Anonymous said...

And yet all that money was given by a unanimous bipartisan vote, funny how the whole truth got left out of cra cra left wing nutz rant

Anonymous said...

The cleave is kc’s sleepy joe biden..... minus the golden hairs! Hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

The spook should have been in jail years ago

Anonymous said...

Well he couldn’t, and he didn’t pay back his SBA loan on that same over-leveraged car wash so he was sued. Then he didn’t pay that judgment and was sued again. Then he didn’t pay so he had his Cobgressional paycheck garnished. So yeah, let’s listen to his financial thoughts and advice.

Anonymous said...

^ This x 100. Thanks to Cleaver, the County got all the CARES dough.