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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer joins Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss how “help is on the way” now that Congress has passed President Joe Biden’s $1.9T COVID relief bill. Aired on 03/10/2021.
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82 Comments on "Sen. Schumer: ‘Failure Was Not An Option’ In Passing COVID Relief Bill | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. Joe is a Good Man !! He is KEEPING His Promises !!! God Bless You Joe and ALL the Dems who voted for this recovery bill.. The DEMS Passed this, NOT the Senate Persey!! NOT ONE Republican Voted for this HELP, Remember that, when they ask for YOUR Vote !!

  2. Strawberries Nd Crème | March 11, 2021 at 12:58 AM | Reply


  3. Whitemanfromtowne T | March 11, 2021 at 12:58 AM | Reply

    Thank God the bill passed and it was also cool that veep Harris did not have to come in save the day. Now let’s widen the margin by picking up some seats in both the house and senate….blue wave 2022!

  4. Finally a congress that end the filibuster or democracy will die

    • Bianca Culpo | March 11, 2021 at 2:24 AM | Reply

      VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!!!! when democrats expand their majorities in the senate more could get done, right now its being held hostage by 50 republicans and 2 democrats

    • @Bourbon Cowboy why would democrats create something that they’re fighting to get rid of? Do you understand what you’re saying? Republicans want to keep the filibuster because REPUBLICANS were the ones who created it

    • Bourbon Cowboy | March 11, 2021 at 2:50 AM | Reply

      @Flamer MK I know exactly what I am saying, and the filibuster exist because of Aaron Burr-Democrat. Democrats have used it vigorously, and the filibuster almost came to an end at one time but the Democrats put a stop to it. So either you are ignorant or a liar, I’m going to go with both.

    • TRU7H Therion | March 11, 2021 at 10:01 AM | Reply

      You all realize that all that money is borrowed from the fed? Screw it! YOLO!

    • Marissa Herradura | March 11, 2021 at 12:23 PM | Reply

      So even Trumpers get the benefits fair and square? How about the capitol rioters?

  5. Baroness Fahrenheit | March 11, 2021 at 12:58 AM | Reply

    Never seen Schumer grin and glow like this. GQP has held us hostage for DECADES.

    • These like warm Democrats are garbage! They wouldn’t even fight for $15 minimum wage!

    • Cecilia Lamson | March 11, 2021 at 1:58 AM | Reply

      @oil_kingg they are still fighting for it

    • @Cecilia Lamson if they were serious they would get rid of the fillabuster! They want common people to think they care but they really don’t!

    • Kareem O’Weet | March 11, 2021 at 7:41 AM | Reply

      …..and you are proof that evolution CAN go in reverse.

    • @oil_kingg well they keep trying despite 2 Dinos and the entire republicunts party which keeps opposing it. Get your facts straight.
      Apart from this,glad we actually agree on something…, surprisingly.the filibuster must go

  6. WOW< Im impressed, the Dems Finally figured it out!! Thank God !!

    • Bianca Culpo | March 11, 2021 at 2:24 AM | Reply

      lmao it took a minute but they definitely did and I’m proud!! when you receive a mandate like President Biden did that means you have to bring your A game

  7. Mhambi Musonda | March 11, 2021 at 1:00 AM | Reply

    Leader Schumer’s leadership shepherding President Biden’s American Rescue Plan is admirable. Senator Schumer managed to push through the most transformative economic legislation since the New Deal with a 50-50 divided Senate while fending off a Republican Party unwilling to work with a Democratic president.

    • Tony Carabellese | March 11, 2021 at 7:45 AM | Reply

      Wow you’re really asleep aren’t you?

    • @Tony Carabellese consider a qualified therapist and a credible news source

    • Tony Carabellese | March 11, 2021 at 9:06 AM | Reply

      @Laura K okay sleepwalker

    • Tony Carabellese | March 11, 2021 at 9:08 AM | Reply

      @Laura K if you’re too ignorant to see that they are all on the same team meaning Democrats and Republicans, and they’re all criminals. If you refuse to see it or or can’t see it that’s not my fault. News? It’s all propaganda it doesn’t matter what channel you’re watching Maybe you should consider opening your eyes and thinking for yourself instead of being told what to think and what’s right and what’s wrong

  8. The Dems delivered!!!!! Thanks bunches!!!!

    • Delivered what exactly 1400 dollars to keep you sheep quiet do you ask why money is going to the arts lol

    • @Larry D Maybe you don’t know what’s it like to suffer. I’m not here to explain it either. If you have a problem with people receiving help then I guess that’s your burden to bare. If you don’t want the 1400. then send it back.

    • @Judith M. I see people suffering I help with what I can sending back money that belongs to us

    • @Larry D So what’s your complaint? At least the government is doing something for us.

    • David R. Stone | March 15, 2021 at 7:40 PM | Reply

      🚫The Biden White House with Democrat Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer blessings is expected to propose a suite of tax increases targeting the wealthy, mostly mirroring Biden’s 2020 campaign proposals, according to four people familiar with the discussions. An independent analysis of those proposals by the Tax Foundation estimated that the top 1% of taxpayers would see their after-tax income reduced by around 11.3% in 2021 and the top 5% would see it shrink by 1.3%. Those in the 90th to 95th percentile would see their after-tax incomes reduced by 0.2%.

      Biden has rejected an outright tax on wealth, as proposed by progressive Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren. But he has called for expanding the estate tax’s reach, as well as taxing capital gains and dividends at an ordinary income tax rate of 39.6% for those making more than $1 million. Income tax rates would edge up to 39.6% from 37% for those making above $400,000, who would also face a 12.4% Social Security payroll tax.

      “For now, it appears that middle class families will be spared a direct tax increase,” said Andrew Silverman, a tax analyst from Bloomberg Intelligence.

      But Biden’s plan to raise the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28% might have an effect on middle- and lower-income individuals.

      “Raising the corporate tax rate has, in many ways, a broad economic impact,” Silverman said. “It doesn’t distinguish between large and small corporations. Taxes on corporations might reduce the amount that they can contribute to mutual funds, pension fund holders and employee stock plans, as well as how much they pay employees.”

  9. Jennifer Coleman | March 11, 2021 at 1:05 AM | Reply

    Thank you Democrats for doing what you said you were going to do to help the american people. These checks will help alot of homeless families get housing. It’s about 3000 for first, last, and deposit for a 2 bedroom apartment. Hope many find housing like I found when I was homeless that cut out the last month and only wanted first month plus deposit.

    • Judy Beckner | March 11, 2021 at 4:22 AM | Reply

      You people act like you won the lottery

    • Jennifer Coleman | March 11, 2021 at 4:31 AM | Reply

      @Judy Beckner you people. Nice BIGOTRY. I’m sorry if we are happy with our president for once

    • Charlie White | March 11, 2021 at 8:54 AM | Reply

      @Judy Beckner When you say “You People” do you mean Americans? Because after 4 years of negative leadership from a man that not one time in his whole presidency tried to unite us as a country, it is like winning the lottery. With Trump, It was always us against them and a divide along wealth, political, ideology, and racial lines. It’s quite refreshing and like winning the lottery, to hear our president talk about the U.S.A. as one country and enacting policies that benefits every U.S. citizen, not just the one’s who support Biden. Some people, like yourself, are just attention seekers, who live miserable unhappy lives.

  10. Go Dems! We’re excited too Schumer! Keep it up, you’re doing brilliantly!

  11. I underestimated Chuck! He seems to know how to get it done!

  12. Leif Johnson | March 11, 2021 at 1:15 AM | Reply

    I am so proud of Sen. Schumer and his team! Go..go…go! This is just the start of digging America out of the Trump septic tank.

  13. Eriths Hutubessy | March 11, 2021 at 1:23 AM | Reply

    Its nice to see a government that’s work for their citizens

  14. “Democrats have to show they can deliver.”
    Yep. So far, so good. Now don’t wimp out!!!

  15. Democrats always cleaning up the mess of republiCONs

    • Dawn Oceanside | March 12, 2021 at 4:51 PM | Reply

      @Ellie B. red=takers, Blue = Makers ❤️

      14 out of 15 of the poorest states?
      Takers 😠😤

    • @Dawn Oceanside they’re the Communists! Living off of the government!

    • Republicans have left NO mess behind them… Democrats ARE the mess… This is my take on the border crisis: if Central American countries were FUNCTIONING – and they AREN’T, since free and fair democracy is still to be found, there – these thousands of migrants wouldn’t be flocking onto the Southern border… the Biden administration – despicable – is showing the world how much they care about their electorate, and how little they care about Americans and their livelihoods… et voilà… I am a big fan of President Trump… God bless America 🙏 Love from Europe… Post Scriptum: we are seeing the ludicrous loopholes in the Biden administration’s wicked game from across the pond… SHAME on US Democrats

    • @Ahav Atar I don’t care about your stupid nonsensical takes about the travesty republiCONs put people through. Go defend locking kids in cages at your conspiracy meetings. All republiCONs do is take and hurt and harm. And for the most part Democrats clean it up, and then you fools complain more

    • @My Channel I don’t care about your existence, you CLUELESS Marxist 😊 Europe is LAUGHING at the Biden administration and at the insane leftish wokerism (genderism, sexism, identity politics, racism in disguise, and other nonsense)… so far, so good 👍 Keep destroying yourselves, we are grateful to God. in advance, for your upcoming COLLAPSE 🙏 By the way… “All republiCONs do is take and hurt and harm. And for the most part Democrats clean it up, and then you fools complain more…” the other way round is true 😉 Now, go shed some tears upon Karl Marx’ “Das Kapital” LOL the wicked people who have indoctrinated you failed to disclose the truth to you: Karl Marx was a psychopath…

  16. Unlike the Reps, these people actually want to govern for everyone. Notice there was nothing in this bill for them just for the people.

  17. Claressa Lucas | March 11, 2021 at 1:43 AM | Reply

    I had a Henry Higgins style epiphany when Schumer ended with “and when they turn 18 we blame them!” By George, I think he’s got it! Please end the filibuster now so that a position in a flower shop has a chance of providing a room somewhere with a comfy chair.

    • Gabo0n VIP3R | March 11, 2021 at 3:19 PM | Reply

      Charming post and I love you for it, but now you’ve got the blasted song going in my head. Stay well, Claressa, and thanks for the smile. (la da DAT … argh.)

    • Claressa Lucas | March 11, 2021 at 3:36 PM | Reply

      @Gabo0n VIP3R LOL There are worse earworms, but I was SURE the first reply was gonna be “Wouldn’t it be loverly?”

    • Gabo0n VIP3R | March 11, 2021 at 3:42 PM | Reply

      @Claressa Lucas Rats; I missed a chance. Would you settle for, “Shall We Dance?” (badum pum pum …) Claressa … I just met a girl (please insert appropriate identifier as necessary) named Claressa …

    • Claressa Lucas | March 11, 2021 at 3:45 PM | Reply

      @Gabo0n VIP3R GaWahhhn!! Like the good professor, I’m not sure how to spell that. 😉

  18. He’s one of my Senators. Amen.

  19. This legislation is so good, it makes me want to go knock doors for the Democrats. Let’s expand that majority in 2022.

    • One and only,not necessary and wrong point is these promised 600$ .why go lower on this one? Especially, that some crucial newly elected senators ran on this. apart from this,I am very pleasantly surprised.
      Well done on this one, Dems. All but this mnuching republicunts insider Dino

    • @Szymek gw well technically it’s the $1400 + $600 = $2000 also they moved things around, a big burden today for millions is the unexpected large tax owed for the unemployment, and they moved money around to forgive that for millions. Also extending the unemployment from August to September a nice way to ease everybody back.

      There are a lot more work to do, I hope we actually pass a $1k UBI as a supplementary cash goes a long way into communities.

      Also we need to raise the minimum wage NOT to $15 an hour but a new system that is dependent a little more than the local cost of living and the federal should provide the formula for it..

      This will allow rural places with small business being able to afford workers and allow them to earn living wage, while big cities which cost more than $15/hr to live off would get more. If companies that want to pay that then they can move their operations to smaller cities thus giving small towns more jobs and allow job distribution all over the country.

    • @Szymek gw Manchin also is the one who worked with Sanders to move money around to extend unemployment and have the tax forgiveness. Maybe instead of just listening to Far left propaganda you should actually pay attention and THINK.

  20. So proud of the democrats and I’ve really come to love Chuck Schumer. A truly beautiful moment for America.

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