Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) released the following statement after the House vote on H.R. 1319, a $1.9 trillion spending package.
Washington, DC – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) released the following statement after the House vote on H.R. 1319, a $1.9 trillion spending package:
“Today, I’m glad to know my constituents will be receiving an additional relief payment and funding to help improve their access to vaccines, PPE, and unemployment insurance.
“But the legislation passed today is one of the largest expenditures in American history—with spending unrelated to the COVID-19 pandemic—and Republicans were left out of all negotiations.
“Congress has been able to work in a bipartisan fashion on COVID-relief measures five times thus far, and I was proud to support those efforts. That’s why it was so disappointing that my Democrat colleagues chose to take such a partisan path on this recent effort.
“Today, I voted against H.R.1319 because it does not do enough to help people suffering from the pandemic, and yet it still manages to spend way too much money—money that our children will have to account for down the road.
“I fully support getting assistance to Americans to help keep food on their tables and to help those who are struggling. I fully support continued funding for emergency essentials like vaccines, COVID testing, PPE, school reopening resources, unemployment insurance, and research. And I’ll continue to work with my colleagues in the House to ensure the American people have what they need to fight through this pandemic.
“As vaccines continue to rollout, we are making steady progress but there is still so much we need to learn about this virus. We owe it to the American people to work together to do everything we can to get them the answers and the relief they need.”
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