02/27/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/27/2021 11:43
WASHINGTON, DC-Congressman David Kustoff (TN-08) voted against Speaker Pelosi's partisan $1.9 trillion COVID-19 package. This package includes a federally mandated $15/hour minimum wage, eliminates Hyde protections to prevent taxpayer dollars from paying for abortions, and includes numerous Democrat spending priorities that have no place in this relief plan (see below). Importantly, $1 trillion of previously designated COVID-19 funds have yet to be spent.
'Delivering relief to families and businesses during this pandemic should be a bipartisan issue and up until now, it has been. Unfortunately, less than 9% of the $1.9 trillion in this bill goes to actually combatting COVID-19. We must prioritize safely reopening schools and the economy, speed up vaccine distribution, and efficiently spend the remaining $1 trillion from previous COVID-19 packages,' said Rep. Kustoff. 'This bill is neither timely nor targeted and that is why I voted against this costly and partisan legislation.'
Non-COVID related provisions in this bill: