02/27/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/27/2021 01:17
February 27, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Budget Committee Republican Leader Jason Smith (MO-08) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Democrats' $1.9 trillion bailout.
'The House Democrats' $1.9 trillion bailout will destroy jobs and force families and seniors to pay more for the food on their table, the clothes on their back, and the heat in their homes. The Democrat plan rewards their friends and political allies and sends billions to states that have boarded up main street, closed schools, and left kids and parents in their communities struggling. It comes at a time when economists say new COVID-19 funding is not needed to maintain healthy economic growth and when $1 trillion in old COVID-19 funding still sits unspent.'
'Rather than work with Republicans to provide relief to those who need it, re-open schools, and get vaccines in arms, House Democrats have chosen to put their partisan ambitions ahead of America's working class.'