WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after voting against the Senate amendment to Democrats’ $1.9 trillion budget reconciliation package.
“Democrats are ramming through wasteful spending and liberal wish list items that have nothing to do with COVID relief. Over 90% of this $1.9 trillion spending bill is unrelated to COVID public health response efforts. There is over $1 trillion in already appropriated relief funding that has not yet been spent. We should be repurposing those funds and directing them to areas of need rather than spending another $1.9 trillion that we don’t have.
“This bill enables prolonged government-mandated lockdowns when states should be ending oppressive restrictions. The greatest stimulus we can provide is to fully reopen America’s economy and restore individual freedoms.”
See some of the most egregious, non-COVID spending items here.