WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) released the following statement after voting against the partisan $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill.
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“I have proudly voted for five bipartisan COVID-19 bills that were signed into law,” said Guthrie. “I support targeted relief for people and small businesses most impacted by COVID-19 and funding that goes directly to COVID-19 response efforts, including vaccines and testing. However, the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill widely expands past the needs of the COVID-19 pandemic. This package is filled with Democrats’ pet projects and funding for their wish-list items that have nothing to do with COVID-19. Additionally, much of the funding will not be spent until 2022 or later. As we’ve shown with previous COVID-19 relief bills, there are many areas of bipartisan support to address COVID-19 and provide assistance. I’m disappointed with both the partisan process and that only a small portion of the bill’s funding actually goes to efforts to defeat COVID-19.”