“This $3 trillion, 1,800 page bill drafted by Democratic leadership behind closed doors is anything but a Coronavirus relief package. It’s a partisan wishlist that not only highlights the breakdown of our modern Congress, but further delays our ability to get assistance to Americans when we have no time to waste.
“Put aside the fact that this bill was written without any hint of bipartisan discussion while Speaker Pelosi kept Congress out of session, and ask yourself: how does sending federal tax dollars to illegal immigrants, encouraging the financial sector to work with cannabis businesses, or giving tax breaks to millionaires help us get out of this crisis? The simple answer is it doesn’t. All this bill serves to do is further erode Americans’ trust in their government.
“The idea that anyone would use the pandemic as an opportunity to advance priorities unrelated to this crisis is unconscionable, and further highlights the need for Congress to immediately reconvene. We can’t continue to fly into D.C. for mere hours at a time only to vote on multi-trillion dollar bills no one has read or debated. Our work in Congress is as essential today as it has ever been. It’s time we act like it.”