Republican Ted Budd is peeling the covers off of Nancy Pelosi’s $1.9 trillion “Relief Bill.”
According to Budd, Democrats are using the reconciliation procedure “to pass items in the coronavirus relief bill, for which no Republican in the House or Senate voted, that are unrelated to immediate coronavirus relief while avoiding the Senate’s 60-vote filibuster.”
Budd didn’t hold back:
They’re using this, and they’re going to stuff as many things in there because they realize that they’ve got the thinnest majority in the House that they’ve had since the 1930s and they’ve got a break-even Senate with the tiebreaker as the vice president. So they have to stuff as many things as they can into a bill like this because they know it won’t get over the 60-vote threshold. When you look at the coronavirus funding from last Congress, $4 trillion … it was very bipartisan, some of these things that I supported, real coronavirus relief. … In an ideal setting you don’t like that stuff, but for that COVID [coronavirus] crisis early on, we needed it. It was a great bill. We got together, Republicans and Democrats. This is completely partisan. Ninety-one percent of this bill is nothing to do with COVID relief.
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