22 Democrats fight to keep COVID emergency alive, but fail in decisive Senate vote

  • by:
  • Source: The Blaze
  • 03/31/2023
The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday on a Republican resolution to terminate the COVID-19 national emergency first declared by former President Donald Trump on March 13, 2020.

To the chagrin of a gang of Democratic lawmakers keen to preserve emergency powers in the name of "consistency," the resolution, first introduced by Republican Rep. Paul Gosar (Ariz.) passed the Senate without amendment by a Yea-Nay vote of 68-23.

Facing significant Democratic opposition, it previously passed the House on February 1 in a 229-197 vote.

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R--Ala.) noted Thursday, "The national emergency gave the government unprecedented power over our lives. Those days are coming to an end."
US Capitol by Ian Hutchinson is licensed under unsplash.com
© 2013 - 2024 Constitutional Rights PAC, Privacy Policy