As her lower chamber is prepared to vote on Speaker Pelosi’s 1,815 page coronavirus relief package, totaling $3 trillion, Democrats are voicing opposition to the speaker’s legislation. Criticized as a partisan “wish list” by Republicans, Speaker Pelosi’s “HEROES Act” was crafted in secret and its contents are largely unrelated to COVID-19 relief. The bill is dead-on-arrival in the Senate, and Leader McConnell dubbed Speaker Pelosi’s legislation as an “unserious effort.”
With a $3,000,000,000,000 price tag, Pelosi’s partisan wish list would— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) May 15, 2020
- Make it harder for the economy to recover
- Allow illegal immigrants to get taxpayer-funded checks
- Give certain prisoners get-out-of-jail free cards
Dems are using this to advance their partisan agenda.
The criticism of Speaker Pelosi's bill is now bipartisan, as some Democrats are reportedly unsupportive of the HEROES Act.
Add another Dem to the list: @RepCunningham says he’ll vote against the $3T relief package today, calling the bill “Washington politics at its worst” + that “now is not the time to advance a partisan wish list or refuse to come to the negotiating table”— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) May 15, 2020
Dem VA Rep Spanberger: Many Members of Congress — including some in my own party — have decided to use this package as an opportunity to make political statements..Therefore, I will respectfully vote against this bill.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) May 15, 2020
We have proposed holistic solutions that will help us avoid a piecemeal approach to relief.— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 15, 2020
This unprecedented crisis needs us to show leadership today, not tomorrow.
Dem IA Rep Cindy Axne on coronavirus bill: I am deeply troubled by numerous provisions in this bill that could see large amounts of taxpayer dollars allocated to helping those who are not hurting at all..I could not in good conscience vote to accept this Washington gamesmanship— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) May 15, 2020
Pramila Jayapal, co-chair of the Congressional Progrsssive Caucus, says she’s a no on the $3T stimulus. “I unfortunately will be voting no on the bill. And I really, this was a difficult decision for me there are a lot of things that are good in the bill.— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 15, 2020
The hyper-partisan "HEROES" Act is expected to pass Speaker Pelosi's majority, with bipartisan opposition; the legislation is promised to not move forward in the upper chamber.
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