Speaker Pelosi Proposes Another Partisan Relief Package

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Posted: May 12, 2020 4:00 PM
Speaker Pelosi Proposes Another Partisan Relief Package

Source: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

Speaker Pelosi unveiled Democrats’ proposed COVID-19 relief package on Tuesday, even as she refuses to allow the House to return to D.C. This version totals to an additional $3 trillion of relief.

The 1,815-page piece of legislation is, once again, filled with ideological wishes that are unrelated to coronavirus relief. Speaker Pelosi also allowed no GOP input in the crafting of this package that is virtually dead-on-arrival. Included in Speaker Pelosi’s bill are voting reforms, a repeal of the SALT cap, diversity incentives for marijuana businesses and other unrelated wish-list items.

GOP leadership condemned Speaker Pelosi’s use of an economic relief package, written in secret, to further her ideological agenda:

Speaker Pelosi's counterpart in the upper chamber, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), also rebuked her hyper partisan legislation:

“But what you've seen in the House is not something designed to deal with reality, but designed to deal with aspirations. This is not a time for aspirational legislation. This is a time for practical response to the coronavirus pandemic.”

As House Democrats, under the leadership of Speaker Pelosi, continue to use economic relief legislation as an avenue to implement their ideological goals, don't forget that House Democrat' Whip, Rep. Clyburn (D-SC), foreshadowed this in March:

"This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision," the Democratic whip said.

Speaker Pelosi's spending-heavy legislation, which draws the focus away from Americans in need of economic relief, is unlikely to pass her own House. As the Senate returns to work, Speaker Pelosi refuses to return the lower chamber to D.C.

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