Ernst on Democrats’ “COVID Relief” Bill

While I worked to make this bill better for Iowans and all Americans, it was still stuffed full of non-COVID related spending, from partisan pet projects to Democratic Party wish list items—like a slush fund to bail out mismanaged blue states

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) issued the following statement on the Democrats’ strictly partisan, so-called “COVID-19 relief” bill:
 
“Congress has worked together in a bipartisan way to pass five COVID relief bills during this pandemic, but this time was wholly different. The process was partisan from the get-go. While I worked to make this bill better for Iowans and all Americans, it was still stuffed full of non-COVID related spending, from partisan pet projects to Democratic Party wish list items—like a slush fund to bail out mismanaged blue states.
 
“Distributing the vaccine, reopening schools, and getting Iowans back to work and our economy up and running should have been the main focus of this bill. Instead, Democrats turned their back on bipartisanship for their own political interests and party priorities and shoved through this nearly $2 trillion bill without any Republican support.”
 
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