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tv   Washington Journal Natalie Andrews  CSPAN  December 28, 2020 3:09pm-3:15pm EST

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cable satellite corp. 2020] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. >> the house in recess, expected to return at 4:00 p.m. astern time. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2020] >> when the house returns, watch live coverage right here on c-span. that from majority leh mcconnell yesterday. we want to get your thoughts on that. joining us on the phone this morning to give us more details is natalie andrews, congressional reporter with the wall street journal. what will happen today in the house? natalie: good morning. we will see the house vote on cash package to increase checks to americans.
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they are going to vote to override the president's veto on the defense policy bill. , if would be the first time it passes the house and senate, the first time that congress has overridden one of trump's vetoes. --will see the $2000 bill it is being brought up on suspension, it will need two thirds to pass in the house. if it gets that, it will go to the senate. why they will need republicans, pelosi is calling on trump to ask republicans to help her pass it. if it passes -- time is this vote going to take place today? and the on the $2000
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ndaa veto override? natalie: it is going to be late this afternoon, probably around 5:00. the house has been out for the holiday and they are going to come back in this afternoon, probably 4:00 or 5:00 and start voting. house has been doing social distancing and boating in blocks, these votes generally take upwards of an hour or two. expected to be a late night at the house. host: natalie andrews, what have or notrned about whether senate republicans would get on board? the president said in a statement he believes they would. whetheryou know about or not they would vote for it? someie: we know that senate republicans support increasing the checks and have called for more direct aid.
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josh hawley from missouri had been pushing with bernie sanders for an increase in checks. republicans are worried about increasing government spending. this issue would certainly divide the republican caucus. there are a lot of senate republicans who are concerned about spending, there are some senate republicans who oppose the covid relief bill anyway when it passed congress last week. expect this if it does come up in the senate to be a tough vote , macconnell does not want to divide republicans on this. he does not want to have to put republicans on the record opposing donald trump at the end of this congress. it is going to be a tough vote. i would imagine it would split the conference. president'sbout the line by line rescission he would like to make to this $2.3
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trillion package? how does that work if he sends it back to congress? natalie: the law allows a president, this is from an act in 1974. it will allow trump to send a proposal back to congress to rescind certain funds, and it will free those funds for a maximum of 45 days. timing we have weird with the congressional session ending and starting over, the clock will start again on january 3 if he sends his redlines back tomorrow. the 45 day clock starts again. it allows trump to show his opposition. notcrats have said they are going to listen to it and democrats have to act on it to actually free up some funds. 45 days the funds are unfrozen. that timeframe is bumped
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up against the inauguration of president joe biden on january 20. theyie: democrats said would ignore this request and once biden becomes president, biden is not likely to make the same objections. go ahead. host: how many days are left in this congress? natalie: it ends


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