WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (KY-05) released the following statement after voting against the Democrats’ $3 trillion wish list, noting the legislation’s lack of aid for coronavirus response efforts.
“This is a shameful way to do business and a waste of time. The Democrats are piggybacking their socialist agenda on this deadly pandemic with a price tag of $3 trillion for taxpayers. Instead of working together, Speaker Pelosi and her team crafted this left-wing wish list behind closed doors. The bill includes some items worthy of consideration, but unfortunately those are buried under stimulus checks for illegal immigrants, federal funding for abortions, weakening our election laws, bailing out the marijuana industry and a mass release of certain federal prisoners. This $3 trillion boondoggle will never become law. Our time would be better spent focusing on what more needs to be done to revive our economy and how we can provide more protections for the American people.”
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