Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) has signaled his willingness to do exactly that. Republican Representative Thomas Massie said yesterday that he was uncomfortable with the idea of allowing the massive package to pass by voice vote and indicated he may force the chamber to hold a formal, recorded vote. Public health officials have also said anyone traveling from NY should quarantine for 14 days, an issue for many members of Congress. Leadership is hoping to pass the measure by a voice-vote shortly thereafter. "In a few moments I will request a vote on the CARES Act which means members of Congress will vote on it by pushing "yes" or "no" or 'present'".
"Is it too much to ask that the House do its job, just like the Senate did?" he said, adding that the bill was "stuffed full" of pork added by Democrats. "There's so many things we didn't get in any of these bills yet in the way that we need to". He can't stop it, only delay, which is both risky & costly.
If he follows through, the Kentucky Republican - perhaps best known for going after John Kerry's undergraduate degree - wouldn't be able to defeat the legislation, but he would be able to delay it and its benefits. ". throw Massie out of Republican Party!"
"While further action from Congress will certainly be needed, the Coronavirus Stimulus Package is a lifeline for families, workers, students, the unemployed, and small businesses impacted by the coronavirus", said Ryan.More news: National Basketball Association analyst Doris Burke tests positive for coronavirus
His office has been decorated with his patents as an inventor - he lives in a largely off-the-grid house he built himself - and also a digital clock of the nation's debt load.
"This should not be a time for political agendas but rather one for focusing exclusively and squarely on the needs of the American people", Trump said of the legislation. Many House members were not in Washington, D.C., as the Friday vote approached.
Trump signed the bill on Friday.
The Senate approved the bill on a vote of 96-0 on Wednesday night.
"I'm not celebrating, though, until I can hug my grandbabies", she told reporters at a briefing on Thursday, according to USA Today.More news: 560000 people to volunteer to support the NHS
The Center for a Responsible Federal Budget, a non-profit group that tracks U.S. budget deficits, scored total spending under the rescue bill at approximately $2.3 trillion.
As the debate unfurled, Massie sat toward the back of the chamber, chatting with other Republicans.
NY has been hit the hardest in terms of the scale and effects of the virus. "But don't make it take longer to get this done".
It was unclear whether Massie would block the measure. He told The Cincinnati Enquirer he would have voted no if he'd been in Washington because the bill could put small companies "out of business". Massie's prospects could be affected by the scathing Twitter attack from Trump, who remains popular in Kentucky.
The rescue package - which would be the largest fiscal relief measure ever passed by Congress - will rush direct payments to Americans within three weeks if the House backs it and Trump signs it into law.More news: Trump Says He Doesn't Think New York Needs 30,000 Ventilators for Hospitals
"Trump's intervention has beaten other GOP incumbents, and it definitely could in this district, too", Jennings said.