Ernst: A COVID Relief Bill Should Focus on COVID Relief. Period.

As the Iowa senator reiterates this message, Democrats are putting their liberal wish-list items first and Americans last in their partisan $1.9 trillion “COVID-19 relief” bill

WASHINGTON – For months now, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) has said any future COVID-19 relief should be focused on COVID-19. Her Democratic colleagues have a much different idea.
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This week, Ernst, known as the Senate’s leading foe of wasteful government spending, is shedding light on the extraneous, non-COVID related provisions or policy wish list items included in the Democrats’ proposed nearly $2 trillion dollar “COVID-19 relief” package, which, in part:
  • Allows jobless MILLIONAIRES to access enhanced unemployment payments
  • Allows MILLIONAIRES to enroll in a child care program intended for low-income families
  • $140 million for the Bay Area Rapid Transit expansion in California
  • $1.5 million for the Seaway International Bridge, which connects New York to Canada
  • $350 billion to bail out states – heavily benefitting those with more stringent lockdowns
Ernst – who has a long record of working across the aisle – has helped deliver five bipartisan COVID-19 relief packages that provided critical support to Iowans. Through her work in the Senate, Ernst has continued to prioritize the needs of Iowans while bringing attention to congressional Democrats’ partisanship.