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Kinzinger Statement on $1.9 Trillion Partisan Spending Bill

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Washington, DC, February 27, 2021 | Maura Gillespie (202-225-3635) | comments
Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) released the following statement after voting against the $1.9 trillion partisan spending measure pushed by Speaker Pelosi.
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Washington, DC – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) released the following statement after voting against the $1.9 trillion partisan spending measure pushed by Speaker Pelosi early this morning:

“During our yearlong struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has rallied together for the good of the country and provided real relief to the American people through bipartisan legislation. We did this successfully five times with an understanding that this funding was temporary and specifically targeted to the address the problems at hand. We currently have over $1 TRILLION of unspent COVID relief money sitting idle. And now, House Democrats are playing politics with a hyper-partisan bill, tacking on billions of tax-payer dollars to fund their progressive wish-lists. The bill brought before the House today is the single most expensive bill in history. This is reckless and no way to legislate.

“The American people need help paying their bills, not a train to Silicon Valley for Speaker Pelosi. When only 10% of the bill is going to public health funding and for vaccines, you know there’s a problem calling it a “COVID-relief” measure. It’s a disappointment and a failure to the American people. They deserve better than what this Democrat-led Congress is producing.”

For more on the legislative efforts by Congressman Kinzinger to provide real pandemic relief, please visit his website here.


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